D7564/25214 was only allocated to London Midland Region depots for its entire sixteen year eleven month career.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7564 was new to Toton (16A) on December 18th 1965. Further transfers were:
April 1967 to London Division (D01).
Renumbered to May 28th 1974.
25214 was the 152nd Class 25 withdrawn, one of thirteen withdrawn during November 1982.
After withdrawal 25214 was stored at Stratford from December 1982 until February 19th 1983 when it began its journey to Healey Mills, arriving on February 21st 1983. 25214 remained at Healey Mills until May 14th 1985 when it was sent to Doncaster Works. 25214 & 25256 moved to Swindon Works between March 20th - 24th 1986. It was broken up by the end of September 1986, with the cabs being sent to Vic Berry, Leicester for processing.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works August 1973.
On July 10th 7564 & 5234 worked the summer dated Nottingham - Llandudno.
The seaside workings to Yarmouth feature in several workings being noted with 7607 on September 4th (assumed) with a Norwich - (ex-Yarmouth) - Derby.
The full Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked on July 1st with 5279 and on September 2nd with 5266.
On July 28th 7564 & 7563 were noted on the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich. 7564 was in two-tone green livery with full yellow ends, the green livery had considerable areas of the lighter green fresh paint.
On September 26th 25214 worked the 6B09 18.40 Swindon - Exeter Riverside freight (locomotive obtained from Gloucester as there was no power at Swindon).
On September 27th 25214 was noted at Exeter stabling point.
On September 28th 25214 was noted at Exeter stabling point. At about midday it would bank 45121 and 32 ballast wagons up to Exeter Central nd then return to the stabling point.
It was a run down the NE/SW mainline for 25214 & 25120 July 19th with the relief 1V13 12.40 Birmingham New Street - Paignton. This summer saw serious problems in the South-West, heavy passenger loads, with a shortage of power and crews led to many delays. On July 30th 25214 and ballast train was noted in the sidings at Horton in Ribblesdale.
On August 8th 25214 & 25202 worked a Stoke-on-Trent - Ipswich troop special. The next day (9th) the same pair worked the full Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram. No passenger workings have so far been recorded for 1976.
On the evening of November 18th 25214 was noted with two full brakes at Sheffield.
A month later on June 30th the 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and 12.32 return were worked by 25214 & 25177.
25214 was noted with a northbound coal train at Leicester on the morning of August 17th.
On September 24th 25214 handled the 20.07 York - Sheffield, the next day (25th) 25214 was stabled at Gateshead.
On November 2nd 25214 worked the 7B29 11.15 Gloucester - Swindon freight.
On December 7th 25214 worked the 08.10 Whitemoor - Temple Mills freight, returning north with a special Liverpool Street - York parcels/van train. On the night of December 9th 25214 was noted running through Birmingham New Street with a short engineers train.
25210 & 25214 were noted running light engines through Nottingham on July 25th.
The recorded passenger workings for 1980 all took place during August. On August 2nd 25214 worked the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town from Derby, returning with the 13.00 Llandudno Town - Nottingham throughout. On August 6th the 07.20 Leeds - Penzance with 47479 was failed at Derby with low coolant. 25214 was offered as a replacement but was refused by the driver. The Class 47 was temporarily removed to have the coolant topped up. Three days later (9th) the full Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked with 25270. The 10.55 Weymouth - Leeds was taken forward from Derby by 25214 & 25115 on August 16th, replacing 25253 & 25290 which had worked from Birmingham New Street. A Hinckley - Rhyl day excursion on August 24th was worked by 25214 & 25136. A Nottingham - Llandudno Town roundtrip was worked on August 30th.
On March 21st 25214 was stabled at Edge Hill. On March 22nd 25214 was noted on the Liverpool - Ormskirk line with an engineering train.
On April 4th 25214 was stabled at Saltley.
On May 2nd 25058 & 25214 were noted on the Birmingham New Street - Bridgnorth leg of a charter from Worthing, which had arrived at New Streeet behind 33056. A little off the beaten track on May 14th found 25214 at Wakefield with a weed killing train. On the morning of May 21st 25214 was noted at Springs Branch on an up freight.
25214 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on October 14th.
On March 27th 25123 & 25214 were stabled at Blackpool North.
25214 was noted hauling a two-car diesel multiple unit at Northwich on September 1st. On the night of September 28th 25214 was noted eastbound at Manchester Victoria with a departmental train.
On November 3rd 25214 was noted light engine at Preston. November 23rd, five days before withdrawal 25214 was noted at Hellifield on a permanent way working.
25214 was withdrawn on November 28th 1982.
At year end 25177 & 25214 were at Stratford, keeping company with condemned eth vehicle 24142.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added July 11th 2013.