D7533, 7533, 25183
D7533, 7533, 25183

Photograph collection Ian Hammond
25183 on August 18th 1977 working an afternoon Arpley - Springs Branch freight. 25183 had last seen Works attention at Derby during the spring of 1977, hence the smart condition of its paintwork.

The fifteen year nine month career of D7533/25183 was spent allocated to only London Midland Region depots.

Built BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Dual braked.
Final exhaust roof panel: raised, square.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 43 months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 10 months.


D7533 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on February 27th 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.
November 15th 1980 to unserviceable store at Swindon Works.
Withdrawn December 1st 1980.

Renumbered February 9th 1974.

25183 was placed to unserviceable store at Swindon Works on November 15th 1980 and scrapped there by the end of September 1981.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works October 1970.
Noted Derby Works April 1972.
Noted Derby Works March & April 1977 (Classified).


The frames were laid down for D7533 during November 1964 with the locomotive placed into service at the end of February.

On February 24th Burton shed was host to 44 locomotives, 21 steam (all in service) and 23 diesels comprised of D9, D135, D143, D1650, D2384, D3572, D3586, D3778, D4150, D5202, D5212, D5293, D7509, D7511, D7514, D7532, D7533, D7536, D7538, D7542, D7544, D7567 & D7594.

On Sunday September 18th stabled at Kirkby-in-Ashfield were D5292, D7523, D7533, D7536, D7545, D7559 & D7562.

On the afternoon of March 6th D7536 & D7533 were northbound at Banbury with a freight (7P08).

Stabled at mid-day at Derby on June 13th were D5281, D5299 & D7533. Later that day D7533 was at Stoke on Trent with an up parcels (3P25).

After four years on the Nottingham Division 7533 was transferred to the London Division (D01) during August.

The 7.35 Nottingham - Llandudno, and 13.52 return was generally a solid Type 2 working, noted on July 14th were 7537 & 7533.

Noted in the vicinity of Willesden on the afternoon of June 6th were 7529, 7533, 7534 & 7538.

On the afternoon of June 19th 7660 was stabled at Willesden.

During October 7533 visited Derby Works.

Condition April: two-tone green livery with full yellow cab fronts.

On the afternoon of July 12th 7533 was noted at Brent yard with an up freight.

7533 was noted at Derby Works during April in tow-tone green livery with full yellow ends, during the same month it was transferred to the Birmingham Division (D02), it would return to the London Division (D01) in August.

On June 30th a 09.00 Marylebone - Llandudno Town day excursion was worked roundtrip Marylebone - Coventry by 25183 & 25070.

On April 8th the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans (4M03) was worked by 25183.

On the evening of April 9th 25183 was noted at Exeter stabling point.

25183 was transferred to Crewe during January and to Cricklewood during August, this would be its last transfer.

At about 8am on February 27th 25183 + 24039 were noted at Birkenhead North with iron ore for Shotton.

On April 8th 25183 was eastbound at Taplow with empty? stone wagons.

On June 18th 25183 worked the evening Huddersfield - Wakefield parcels.

On the afternoon of June 21st 25183 & 25282 were stabled at York.

On July 29th 25183 worked the 11.40 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth.

25183 was at Derby Works during March & April, its last classified repair.

On March 31st 25183 made a test run from Derby Works.

The snag sheet for March 31st recorded:

No.1 end leading, recordings made from the No.1 cab.

25183; March 31st 1977; 1C64
Load Speed Amps Volts Notes Other
1 28 900 - - -
2 33 925 - - -
3 39 950 - - -
4 49 975 - - -
5 60 1,000 - - -
6 68 1,020 - - -

Air blow No.1 D/P, pipe to No.2 bogie low
FD 9 interlock to adjust - burning
D/P screws to fit
Radiators unbalanced B side low
No.2 cab bulkhead door seal
Blower motor cover screws
B side engine roof leaks
No.1 cab driver's side door seal
Engine tacho ?? leak
Paint to complete
Valve blowing boiler room.

On the morning of February 2nd 25183 was stabled at York.

On March 22nd 25183 was stabled at York.

On May 13th 25183 was busy shunting engineers wagons at Bedford.

On Friday June 23rd 25183 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and (presumably) the return 12.10 Norwood - Willesden. Also on this day the 09.30 Temple Mills to Norwood and 13.30 return produced 31129 & 31167. On Monday June 26th 25183 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.10 Norwood to Willesden.

On August 10th 25183 was noted at Luton.

On August 30th 25183 was noted at Marylebone, also present was 45049 with a ballast train.

On October 5th 25183 was northbound at Luton with eight shortwheelbase cement wagons and a brakevan.

On Wednesday October 11th 25183 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and return light engine in the path of the 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.

On the morning of October 31st 25183 was stabled at York.

On Thursday November 23rd 25183 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.

On February 13th & 21st 25183 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.

At about 19.40 on June 28th 25251 & 25183 were nted at Wellingborough with a commuter service from St Pancras.

On the afternoon of July 14th 25183 was noted at Chester depot. 25183 & 25309 worked the 09.40 Yarmouth - Sheffield forward from Norwich on July 21st.

On the morning of April 5th 25120, 25183 & 25193 were stabled at Willesden.

25183 was noted at Wolverton on June 9th.

25183 was stored unserviceable in November whilst at Swindon Works, then withdrawn on December 1st 1980.

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Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

Page added December 31st 2004.
Page last updated July 9th 2023.

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