The nineteen and a half years of active service for 7562/25212 was spent allocated to only London Midland depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7562 was new to Nottingham Division (D16) on December 4th 1965. Further transfers were:
April 1967 to London Division - Western Lines (D01).
Renumbered February 28th 1974.
25212 was the 243rd Class 25 withdrawn, one of three retired during May 1985.
After withdrawal 25212 was stored at Basford Hall until moved to Vic Berry, Leicester on July 7th/8th 1987 with 25191, 25278 & 25313. The locomotive was added to the famous stack, being removed late in October 1987 for cutting, being finally disposed of ny the middle of November 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works May & June 1969.
From time to time the services out of St Pancras utilised pairs of Types 2s, on June 16th the 15.05 St. Pancras - Sheffield used 7562 & 5293 throughout.
On May 24th 25212 & 25159 worked the 09.20 Derby - Skegness and the 13.05 return.
25212 & 25299 worked a relief roundtrip Leicester - Skegness on July 5th, using stock brought in from Cricklewood by 46002.
On August 9th the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25212 & 25123.
25212 & 25280 worked the 09.20 Derby - Skegness the return Skegness - Derby on August 17th.
When the 10.56 Cambridge - Doncaster diesel multiple unit failed at March on November 3rd 25212 was on hand to assist to Doncaster.
The Heaton - Red Bank empty vans were worked by 25212 on December 8th.
The last week of July 1977 proved to be quite busy for 25212. On July 27th it handled a round trip Derby - Skegness day out with 25269. The next day (28th) the same locomotives worked a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip. It was back to the east coast on July 30th, this time with 25175 on the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram.
North Wales was the location of two summer passenger workings for 25212. On August 18th 25212 worked the 15.32 Manchester Victoria - Bangor and 19.30 return. On September 2nd it was the turn of the 07.30 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.02 return for 25212.
Early November brought a variety of Class 25s to Kings Lynn, including a block oil train for the sugar beet factory with 25212 & 25310 (8th), deputising for a defective 37264.
Two round trips took place over the Cambrian lines, on June 9th with 25218 working the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. On June 16th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25212 & 25262. Towards the end of June (29th) the 17.10 Poole - Nottingham was noted at Derby behind 25212.
On September 16th (a Sunday) six coal trains were worked from South Wales to Corby. Four of the coal trains were held at Didcot and two at Oxford, with Banbury providing locomotives to work the trains forward to Corby. Two pairs of Class 25s were used, 25141 & 25274 and 25134 & 25212, other types included Classes 20 & 47.
On October 8th 25212 was southbound through Oxford with empty carflats for Eastleigh.
The Mountsorrel – Radlett ‘Redland’ stone working regularly required two Type 4 machines to handle the forty eight loaded wagons, however on May 14th 25212 & 25207 were in charge of forty seven wagons.
On September 9th the 19.26 Barrow - Preston and the 22.25 Preston - Barrow were worked by 25212.
On September 3rd the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 17.15 Aberystwyth - Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe were hauled by 25212 & 25200, the return working had been extended due to late running. On September 27th the Ditton - Broughton Lane BOC tanks was hauled by 40033 & 25212.
The year closed with 25212 working the 18.20 Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria forward from Preston on December 30th & 31st - hopefully the nights weren't too chilly.
The 21.44 Preston - Liverpool was worked by 25212 on April 13th, whilst on May 28th a Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria was worked to Preston by 25212.
On July 13th 25212 hauled the 07.10 Morecambe - Leeds due to a diesel multiple unit failure. On July 18th it assisted the same working between Morecambe & Lancaster. The final passenger working for 25212 took place on August 1st working the 17.32 Bangor - York as far as Manchester following the failure of 40015. At Manchester Victoria 45044 took over.
Noted at Westbury stabling point on June 24th were 25212 & 25191.
Noted on April 30th(?) were 25212 & 25058 running light to the Wirral. Noted on May 1st & 2nd were 25212 & 25058 on the Ellesmere Port – Severn Tunnel Jct bitumen tanks. On May 10th 25212 was noted at Stockport on a short train of short-wheelbase tanks.
25212 was withdrawn on May 12th 1985.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added February 23rd 2013.