D7537/25187 was another of the Class 25 fleet to be allocated only to London Midland Region depots, in this case for seventeen years and eight months and allocated mostly to Midland & London area depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7537 was new to Nottingham Division (D16) on March 13th 1965. Further transfers were:
October 1965 to Leicester Division (D15).
Renumbered to April 1974.
25187 was the 150th Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve retired during November 1982, including sisters 25177, 25179, 25180 & 25186.
After withdrawal 25187 was stored at Saltley from November 1982 to February when it was moved to Bescot (see detail below). 25187 remained here until moved to Swindon Cocklebury Yard on July 11th 1984 and into Swindon Works by July 25th 1984. By the end of January 1987 25187 had been scrapped.
25067, 25101/157/187 Wolverhampton (25067) – Bescot – Swindon Works, July 6th - 11th 1984.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September 1972.
Condition April: two-tone green livery with full yellow cabfronts, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, 'D' prefix present, engine exhaust located above engine room.
Two months later on July 30th a NE/SW working from Birmingham New Street to Paignton was worked by 25187 & 25269, quite where the working started is uncertain, either Nottingham (9.47) or Leicester (9.34).
On August 7th the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth and 17.30 return were worked by 25187 & 25325. Two weeks later on August 21st a Wellingborough (?) - Barmouth mystery excursion was worked out and back by 25187 & 25262. Skegness was the destination for excursions on August 29th & 30th with 25187 & 25145, the starting points not yet known for either date. The same pair were still together on September 4th 1977 and worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth from Shrewsbury and the 17.30 return as far as Shrewsbury.
25187 worked the coal train to Stourport power station on October 28th.
At noon on August 8th 25187 was noted at Saltley depot.
During 1980 two trips were worked over the Cambrian lines, on July 26th the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25187 & 25272. The next day (27th) the same pair worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth and the 18.10 Aberystwyth - Euston to Birmingham New Street.
On July 21st 25157 & 25187 were in charge of the 07.20 Newcastle – Leeds parcels.
25187 was stabled at Cardiff Canton on April 4th.
1981 produced another Cambrian line working, on June 13th 25187 & 25090 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. The next day (14th) the same pair worked a roundtrip 08.40 Birmingham New Street - Blackpool North day excursion, the outward journey was via Cannock, Stoke on Trent & Manchester Victoria, the return was via the WCML direct.
On September 3rd 25187 arrived at Holbeck at 04.05am off the E05 turn. It later returned to the depot at 16.50pm after working the K57 tripper.
25187 was withdrawn on November 28th 1982.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added July 16th 2013.