D7532, 7532, 25182
D7532, 7532, 25182

Photograph courtesy John Turner (via RG).
25182 approaches Stoke-on-Trent on September 29th 1984 with the 13.20 Derby - Crewe.

The nineteen year eleven month career of D7532/25182 was spent allocated to London Midland Region depots, with a bias to depots in the southern part of the region.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Dual brake equipped (May 1978).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 79 months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 7 months.


D7532 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on February 20th 1965. Further transfers were:

August 1969 to London Division (D01).
April 1972 to Birmingham Division (D02).
August 1972 to London Division (D01).
May 1973 to Willesden.
June 1975 to Cricklewood.
January 1976 to Crewe.
August 1976 to Cricklewood.
January 1984 to Crewe.
Withdrawn January 21st 1985.

Renumbered February 23rd 1974.

25182 was the 230th Class 25 withdrawn, one of five retired during January 1985.

After withdrawal 25182 was stored at Toton. On March 25th - 27th 08095 & 25182 were moved from Toton to Swindon picking up 25076 & 25218 at Bescot. 25182 was scrapped at Swindon by the middle of August 1985.

Photograph courtesy Ian Hammond.
25182 stands pretty much intact at Swindon Works on June 18th 1985. 25182 did not linger to long at Swindon Works, by the middle of August 1985 it had become just a memory.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works July 1967.
Noted Derby Works November 1968.
Noted Crewe Works February & March 1970.
Noted Derby Works January 1973.
Noted Derby Works May 1978 (included fitting of dual braking equipment).
Noted Derby Works March 1982 (N1 repairs).
Noted Derby Works October & November 1983 (N4 repairs, traction motors).


The frames were laid down for D7532 at Derby Works during November 1964 with the D7532 delivered to the Nottingham Division (D16) during late February.

On July 3rd D7532 was noted through Faversham with the ten coach 13.44 Ramsgate - Nottingham Midland passenger, a regular summer weekend working more frequently hauled by a Peak. Two weeks later (17th) the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town was worked by D7532.

D7532 was noted at Derby Works during July.

7532 visited Derby Works during November.

After four years on the Nottingham Division 7532 was transferred to the London Division (D01) during August.

On June 29th a roundtrip Wellingborough - Brighton day excursion was worked by 7532 & 5202.

The 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.52 return were worked by 7532 & 5269 on July 19th.

7532 was a little off the beaten track on January 22nd when it visited Lingfield, via Oxted with a special freight from Mostyn.

7532 visited Crewe Works during February & March.

November: two-tone green with yellow ends.

On the afternoon of July 12th 7532 was noted the Euston parcels pilot.

Condition August: two-tone green livery with full yellow cab fronts, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, engine exhaust in original position, straight sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, 'D' prefixes present.

On September 26th 7532 worked the morning Carlton Sidings/Manvers Main - West Drayton, a working booked for a Class 47.

During April 7532 was transferred to the Birmingham Division (D02), returning to the London Division (D01) in August.

On April 25th an early morning Coventry Thames Haven empty oil tank train, hauled by E3083 derailed on the slow lines at Bletchley station, causing considerable damage to the platforms and some of the structures. For the clean up 7518 arrived with the Bletchley crane, and 7532 with the Willesden crane, full services did not resume until May 3rd.

7532 was noted on the 13.20 Wolverhampton - Chester on July 1st deputising for a failed diesel multiple unit.

On January 20th 7532 made a test run from Derby Works.

The snag sheet for January 20th recorded:

7532; January 20th 1973; time 11.50
Load Speed Amps Volts (Derby) Volts (Spondon) Other
1 - - 850 850 -
2 - - 850 850 -
3 - - 835 840 -
4 - - - 840 -
5 - - - 825 -
6 69 (Trent) 1,000 (Trent) - 825 -

Below - recordings from Loughborough.

Load Speed Amps Volts Notes Other
1 - - 830 - -
2 - - 830 - -
3 - - 825 - -
4 - - 820 - -
5 - - 810 - -
6 - - 800 - -

Leaks on No.1 cab roof
Crankcase door A side.

July 10th found the southern end of the WCML blocked after a derailment near Bletchley. All lines were affected just before noon when a coach became derailed, damaging a stanchion, bringing down the wires and finally hitting the flyover. Six down trains were trapped for two hours before being slowly worked past the accident scene. Two up trains were diverted from Bletchley into Marylebone, using 25182 & 25310 and 25309 & 25324, other services used St Pancras, including one hauled by 50036, whilst Paddington and Kings Cross dealt with the overflow.

On September 14th 25182 & 25120 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram, a passenger mileage of 370 miles.

25182 worked a Nottingham - Lincoln parcels on May 9th.

25182 was transferred to Crewe during January and by August had moved on to Cricklewood.

On June 12th 09.20 the Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth was worked to Lincoln Central by 25182 & 25195, the return leg was handled by 31176 after the Class 25s were failed.

On July 29th 25182 & 25189 assisted the 11.40 Euston - Wolverhampton between Bletchley & Northampton due to the power being off for engineering works.

25182 worked the 15.10 Aberystwth - Shrewsbury on August 2nd.

25182 was at Derby Works for classified repairs during May, this included the fitting of dual brake equipment.

On Thursday June 22nd 25182 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.10 Norwood to Willesden.

On Friday July 21st 25182 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden. On Monday July 31st 25182 worked the 12.25 Willesden to Norwood and (presumably) the 14.10 Norwood - Willesden.

On Wednesday September 27th 25182 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and (presumably) the 12.00 Norwood - Willesden.

On Friday October 6th 25182 worked the 12.25 Willesden to Norwood and (presumably) the 14.10 Norwood - Willesden.

On July 28th 25182 & 25189 were noted near Copenhagen tunnels with a loaded brick train.

On July 29th 25182 & 25189 assisted the 11.40 Euston - Wolverhampton between Bletchley and Northampton due to the powere being off for engineering work.

On May 19th the 17.20 St. Pancras - Sheffield arrived at Derby with 25182 assisting 45102.

25182 was noted light engine at Nottingham on August 13th.

On the afternoon of October 28th 25182 & 25258 were noted at Willesden.

25182 marshalls petrol tankers at St Pancras on December 6th 1980.

On December 23rd a short freight saw its brakevan become derailed south of Leagrave. The locomotive, 25182 remained on the rails, but late afternoon services to and from St Pancras were disrupted.

During the last week of January 25182 was well traveled, being in charge of the 08.25 Bridgwater Baglan Bay on 22nd and handling a Tyneside Kings Norton empty car special on 28th.

On the morning of February 2nd 25182 was stabled at York.

25182 worked a Leicester - Didcot parcels on March 6th, being noted later on stabled at Oxford. On March 11th 25182 assisted a Cardiff - Newcastle service from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street after 47507 expired.

25182 was stabled at Worcester shed on April 7th.

The last weekend of May proved busy for 25182 & 25200, on May 30th they worked 08.35 Derby - Yarmouth (to Norwich) and 14.20 return, the next day they covered the 08.34 Leicester - Skegness and 18.30 return.

A round trip mystery excursion from Wellingborough to Aberystwyth on June 14th (or 16th?) was hauled by 25051 & 25182, for a total of 382 passenger miles. 25182 was noted at Carlisle station on June 21st.

On October 18th 25182 & 25106 were in drag mode on the WCML between Stafford & Rugby, assisting the 07.05 Blackpool - Euston when the power was off for engineering work.

On the afternoon of October 22nd 25182 was stabled at York.


Photograph courtesy Phillip Moore.
25182 awaits attention in 8 Shop on March 20th 1982.

25182 received an 'E' exam at Cricklewood during February.

25182 assisted an ailing electric multiple unit between Milton Keynes & Birmingham New Street on August 20th, two days later (22nd) 25182 worked the 02.35 Euston - Bletchley.

Seaside visits continued with 25182 & 25083 on a charter Euston - Aberystwyth forward from (& returned to) Nuneaton on September 5th. Two weeks later on September 18th 25182 & 25235 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street returning with the 16.05 to Shrewsbury, on this return leg 25182 proceed alone from Machynlleth with four coaches.

Another gas pipe project in November brought pairs of Class 25s from Leith South to St Helens or Warrington, the trains of twenty six bolsters required banking between Garswood & Shaw Street. Noted on November 3rd were 25176 & 25078 banked by 25109 whilst the next day (4th) produced 25059 & 25180 banked by 40090. On November 13th 25182 was stabled at Birkenhead.

25182 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on the evening of February 3rd.

On the late afternoon of April 25th 25182 was noted light engine at Leighton Buzzard. April 29th found 25182 in charge of the 18.18 Birmingham New Street - Norwich, it is not certain how far the locomotive worked this service.

On May 4th 25182 was noted shunting at Stamford goods yard.

At the end of October 25182 was noted at Derby Works receiving three traction motors from 25146.

25182 was on empty coaching stock duties at Euston on January 6th.

On February 23rd 25182 & 25201 worked the 8F21 Oakamoor - St Helens sand train. On February 24th 25182 was noted at Crewe with the Oakamoor - St Helens sand train. 25182 was stabled at Cockshute on a very dull February 25th.

After seven and a half years at Cricklewood 25182 was transferred to Crewe, this was its final transfer.

25182 was noted passing through Manchester Victoria on March 6th with a freight.

25182 was on a ballast working at Princes Risborough on April 15th. On April 24th 25182 was stabled at Nuneaton station.

The 17.15 Market Harborough - Bedford diesel multiple unit on May 22nd got no further than Wellingborough before requiring the assistance of 25182 through to Bedford.

On June 16th 40195 & 25182 worked the Broughton Lane - Ditton BOC tanks. 25182 was noted at Luton & Stonebridge Park with six cement tanks on August 7th. 25182 & 25224 were noted passing Abergele on August 31st with ballast empties for Penmaenmawr.

On September 29th 25182 assisted the 06.28 Lincoln Central - Crewe diesel multiple unit forward from Stoke on Trent. As nothing was available as a suitable replacement, the Class 25 and the diesel multiple unit worked the return 10.18 Crewe - Derby, where hauled stock was waiting for 25182 to cover the 13.20 to Crewe. It came back with the 15.20 to Lincoln, before ending the day hauling the 18.45 to Derby, a passenger mileage of 266 miles.

Photograph courtesy John Turner (via RG).
25182 waits at Lincoln St Marks with the 18.45 to Derby on September 29th 1984. The receptacle for the multiple unit working cable is missing, it had been in this condition since at least January 1984.

25182 was stabled at Severn Tunnel Junction on October 8th.

On October 9th 25182 worked the 18.45 Lincoln St.Marks - Derby.

On November 15th 25182 was noted at Helsby with oil tanks for Stanlow.

On December 29th 25182 & 25209 assisted the 09.01 Rock Ferry - Chester diesel multiple unit throughout, this was possibly 25182's last passenger working.

On an unidentified January day 25182 & 25134 were noted southbound at Hereford with a train load of steel coils.

25182 was withdrawn on January 21st 1985.

Distinguishing Features
No.1 cab front underneath center window, small piece of paint missing and two missing paint chips below the handrail: (nothing missing August 1980); May 1983 until withdrawn. (March 1981 extreme right chip present, others not there) (Feb 1983 center chip and lower center & right chip)
No.1 cab buffer beam: receptacle for multiple unit working cable missing from at least January 1984 until withdrawn.
No.2 cab front large paint chip underneath handrail near center of cabfront: December 1980 until withdrawn.

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Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

Page added December 31st 2004.
Last updated June 22nd 2022.

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