The sixteen year career of D7522/25172 included allocations at London Midland Region, Western Region, & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7522 was new to Nottingham (16A) on January 9th 1965. Further transfers were:
January 1965 to the Nottingham Division (D16).
Renumbered May 20th 1974.
25172 was the 92nd Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve retired during February 1981.
After withdrawal 25172 was moved to Swindon Works on April 6th 1981 and was broken up by the first week of May 1983.
25172, 40017, 40137/161 ? – Swindon April 3rd, 1981 (left Carlisle behind 25086 April 1st ?, at Kidderminster behind 31168)
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works July 1968.
Condition November: two-tone green with full yellow ends.
Half the trips worked were from the Midlands to Norwich/Yarmouth. On June 3rd 7522 & 5282 worked the 08.12 Derby - Norwich. On June 24th 7522 & 7521 worked the Walsall - Norwich/Yarmouth - Derby diagram. A month later 7522 & 7619 were in charge of the 09.03 Birmingham New Street - Weymouth as far as Reading.
At about 7am on November 15th 7522 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with a down freight.
25172 was active on Tyne Yard local turns on August 30th.
On October 16th 25238 & 25172 were noted eastbound at Tiverton Junction with a milk train headed for Acton.
A Euston - Glasgow Central relief service was hauled between Crewe & Warrington (via Chester) on July 20th by 25172 & 25210.
25172 was noted southbound through Darlington with a parcels working.
On August 19th the Grange Junction - Shotwick gas pipe train was hauled by 25019 & 25172.
25172 was noted at Perth on October 24th in almost ex-works condition.
On the morning of October 20th 25172 was noted at Manchester Victoria with an empty coal train.
Parts of January & February proved to be snowy months. On February 16th 25285 & 25172 with two snowploughs departed Carlisle for the Settle & Carlisle line. They were heavily engaged between Appleby and Blea Moor, during the day they returned to Appleby for a crew exchange, the fresh crew having arrived with a Class 25, which then took the other first crew back to Carlisle.
25172 was stabled at Northwich depot on September 22nd. 25172 was noted passing through Guide Bridge with ICI bogie wagons on September 27th.
The remaining passenger workings took place in 1980. On June 2nd 25172 worked the 12.35 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria following a diesel multiple unit failure. On the morning of June 21st 25172 was noted passing West Allerton. On June 28th 25172 & 25253 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Wolverhampton and returned with the 17.55 Aberystwyth - Birmingham New Street.
The final passenger workings for 25172 occurred on July 24th working the 01.23 Stafford - Liverpool (a connection out of the previous day's 23.15 Euston - Manchester), followed by the 06.30 Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Victoria. These were diesel hauled for a short period due to a diesel multiple unit shortage
25172 was noted at Birkenhead Mollington Street on August 24th and at Reddish depot on August 26th.
The 08.30 Rugby - Shrewsbury parcels was worked by 25172 on November 29th.
The late morning Wellingborough - Acton freight was worked by 25150 & 25172 on December 23rd.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 4th 2013.