Almost eighteen years of service for D7534/25184 saw it allocated to London Midland depots the length & breadth of the Division.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7534 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on March 6th 1965. Further transfers were:
July 1969 to the London Division (Western Lines) (D01).
Renumbered July 13th 1974.
25184 was the 192nd Class 25 withdrawn, one of six retired during August 1983.
After withdrawal 25184 was moved to Swindon Works on September 21st 1983 and was broken up by the first week of 1984.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1966.
Condition April: two-tone green livery with full yellow cabfronts, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, 'D' prefixes present, buffer beam steam pipe connections present, engine exhaust located above engine room.
On June 1st 7534 worked the 10.30 Worcester Shrub Hill - Birmingham New Street (via Droitwich & Stourbridge Junction).
The Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25184 & 25135 on September 11th.
25184 was the Manchester Victoria banker on August 22nd. On August 28th 25184 & 25131 worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth and the 17.30 return.
On September 3rd 25184 was noted at Chester assisting an unidentified passenger service following the failure of a diesel multiple unit.
On or about June 12th 25184 was operating on local trips out of Guide Bridge, on 13th it became derailed at at Godley Sidings. On June 17th 25184 had somehow reached Exeter and ended up working two Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple roundtrips.
25305 & 25184 were stabled at Nuneaton on the weekend of July 29th.
Two months later on August 19th 25184 & 25289 worked the Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Derby diagram. The next day (20th) the same pair went out on a Derby - Skegness round trip. On August 22nd 25184 was by itself working the 15.32 Manchester Victoria - Bangor and 19.30 return.
On the late afternoon of September 2nd 25184 was noted at Heaton Chapel on a down van train. On September 7th 25184 handled two round trips between Manchester Victoria & Bangor, a total of 400 miles.
25184 was noted eastbound through Chinley with empty stone (Tilcon?) hoppers on November 11th.
25184 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on December 31st.
The maintenance dispute in late March/early April brought many strangers into South Wales including a number of Class 25s including 25184 & 25194 on April 12th as a light engine movement west of Cardiff.
1979 was a quieter year, on July 20th worked a Manchester Victoria - Holyhead Manchester, whilst five days later (25th) 25184 worked the 11.09 Manchester Victoria - Holyhead and the return 15.03 Holyhead - Manchester Victoria.
25184 was stabled at Buxton on September 10th.
On June 14th 25184 & 25259 worked the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the return 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton.
On July 5th 25184 & 25242 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 17.55 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. The next day (6th) the same pair worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth, returning with the 18.10 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. On July 14th a points failure at Coventry delayed 25144 and its train of merry-go-round empties for at least an hour. On July 19th 25184 & 25262 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 17.55 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. And finally for July, on the 28th 25184 & 25181 worked the 14.35 Paignton - Leeds forward from Birmingham New Street.
During August 25184 returned to the Cambrian lines, on August 2nd 25184 & 25276 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 17.55 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. The next day (3rd) the same pair worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth, returning with the 18.10 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. Finally on August 31st the 16.15 Birmingham New Street - Leeds was worked throughout by 25184. Happy memories for any enthusiasts in the front coach on the two NE/SW trips, with the quickening departure from New Street through the tunnel to reach Landore Street, the lengthy Clay Cross tunnel, and then the departure from Chesterfield with the climb up Bradway Bank before the continued climb into Bradway tunnel.
The only significant passenger working during 1981 took place on June 13th working the 10.35 Stranraer Harbour - Kilmarnock and the 13.43 return.
On the afternoon of August 4th 25184 was noted at LLandudno Junction with up tanks.
On September 20th the 21.35 Kensington Olympia - Perth motorail was worked to Willesden by 25184 & 25190.
25184 was stabled at Bescot on February 14th.
During April & May 25184 was stored unserviceable whilst at Derby Works, it was reinstated during May to Longsight.
On July 24th 25184 & 25235 worked the round trip Derby - Yarmouth as far as Norwich and between Norwich and Yarmouth they worked the 08.10 Leeds - Yarmouth and the 14.31 Yarmouth - Sheffield.
25184 was stabled at Coventry station on August 8th.
The following month on August 21st 25184 & 25083 worked the 07.38 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston as far as Wolverhampton.
The final passenger working for 1982 took place on September 19th with 25184 working the 09.50 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town.
25184 passed through Leicester light engine on April 13th.
25184 was stabled at Preston on June 3rd.
On July 12th 25076 & 25184 worked a morning Bestwood Park - Garston Dock coal train.
25184 was withdrawn on August 28th 1983.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 3rd 2013.