The entire seventeen year ten month career of D7536/25186 was spent allocated to a variety of London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7536 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on March 13th 1965. Further transfers were:
September 1965 to Leicester Division (D15).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 25186 was stored at Crewe from December 1982 to February 10th 1984 when it was moved (see details below) to Swindon Works and broken up there by the third week of January 1987.
25097 (Bescot), 25186/25308 (Crewe), 08153 Chester – Swindon Works on February 10th 1984
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works June 1972.
On July 20th 7536 was the Manchester Victoria banker (being a recent transfer to the Manchester Division).
The snag sheet for June 30th recorded:
There were no other comments on the snag sheet.
On June 13th 7536 worked a Bescot Down Yard - Norton Junction tripper (9T31).
A rescue job took place on December 28th when the 10.25 Birmingham New Street - Paddington failed near milepost 76 behind D1025, 7536 dragged the train to Oxford.
On May 1st 25186 worked the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans (4M03).
On May 22nd 25186 was on the Longridge branch with traffic for Courtaulds (9T68).
25186 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on July 18th & 25th.
On August 14th 25186 & 25102 worked the 08.48 Manchester Piccadilly - Skegness and 12.30 return. No passenger workings have so far been reported for 1977, 1978 or 1979.
The snag sheet for May 18th recorded:
Wheelslip light up? 78
On June 25th 25027 & 25186 were noted at Severn Tunnel Junction.
On the morning of June 1st 25186 was noted at Bristol Bath Road. On June 17th 25186 was stabled at Tyseley.
25186 was stabled at Birkenhead on October 9th.
On August 14th 25186 was eastbound at Manchester Victoria with parcels vans.
On August 16th 25186 worked the 08.30 Glasgow Central - Blackpool North from Preston returning with the 15.05 Blackpool North - Glasgow Central to Preston.
On the morning of September 21st 25186 was noted on a wiring train at Liverpool Lime Street.
On the morning of November 25th 25186 was stabled at York.
25186 was stabled at Northwich on December 30th.
On July 3rd 25186 was noted southbound at Wolverhampton with a lengthy train of parcels vans.
A rescue job occurred on August 9th when the 07.14 Wellingborough - Scarborough failed behind 46045, being noted arriving at Nottingham behind 25186.
On April 30th 25084 & 25186 were stabled alongside Eastleigh station.
Although 1982 was the last year in service for 25186, it produced a considerable number of recorded passenger workings. On May 16th the 23.55 Glasgow Central - Bristol Temple Meads was hauled by 25186 & 47447 between Stafford & Birmingham New Street (diverted via Cannock).
On June 1st 25186 was noted on the York, Foss Island branch with vans for the Rowntree factory. Further passenger workings took place between June 19th & 26th. On June 19th 25186 & 25079 worked the Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street returning with the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. The next day (20th), and now with 25202 the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth was worked from Shrewsbury, then the 16.40 Aberystwyth - Machynlleth, 17.25 return and then heading east with the 18.15 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. The last passenger workings took place on June 26th when the 07.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor failed at Chester behind 40004. The service was dragged to Bangor by 25186, with 25186 & 25133 returning on the 11.30 Bangor - Manchester Victoria.
On July 10th 25186 was stabled at Springs Branch. On July 23rd & 24th 25186 was noted on the Tunstead - Northwich ICI limestone bogie hoppers diagram.
25186 was noted at Warrington Arpley on August 18th.
25186 was noted at Manchester Victoria on banking duties September 4th.
25186 was withdrawn on November 28th 1982.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
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Page added June 9th 2013.