The fifteen year career of D7554/25204 was spent allocated only to London Midland depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7554 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on July 3rd 1965. Further transfers were:
September 1967 to Springs Branch (8F).
Renumbered May 17th 1974.
25204 was the 33rd Class 25 withdrawn, one of four retired during July 1980.
25204 sustained collision damage circa May 1980 and was stored at Willesden, then Crewe until officially withdrawn. 25204 was moved to Swindon Works by August 14th 1980 and was scrapped there by the middle of October 1980.
25204 00.30 Willesden – Crewe depot June 12th 1980 for spares removal.
25102 & 25204 9X34 00.05 Crewe depot – Swindon Works August 12th – 14th 1980.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works December 1969.
On June 23rd a Manchester Victoria - York was worked by 7554 (throughout?)
On July 22nd 7554 & 7566 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram.
At about 7.30am on September 25th 7554 was noted passing Olive Mount Junction with an up freight.
On the afternoon of October 20th 25204 was light engine at Rotherham.
On the late afternoon of September 5th 25204 was noted arriving at Exeter stabling point.
On October 26th 25204 was noted southbound through Newark Castle with ammonia tanks from Immingham. On the morning of October 27th 25204 was stabled at York.
On Tuesday November 7th 25204 worked an additional special freight 08.30 Willesden to Norwood.
The final recorded passenger workings took place on July 16th with 25204 & 25134 working the 08.46 Burton on Trent - Skegness forward from Nottingham and returning with the Skegness - Burton on Trent throughout.
On the afternoon of March 5th 25204 was stabled at York.
On the morning of March 22nd 25204 was stabled at Bletchley. On March 28th 25204 & 25209 were noted southbound at Wolverton with a freight diverted onto the WCML at Nuneaton due to the temporary closure of the Market Harborough - Northampton line because of the shortage of signalmen.
25204 was withdrawn on July 6th 1980.
A cabside panel with number and partial TOPS panel escaped scrapping.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added June 2nd 2013.