D7566, 7566, 25216
D7566, 7566, 25216


Photograph courtesy Malcolm Braim
Withdrawn Class 25 No.25216 at Derby Works on December 5th 1981 undergoing component removal.

The fourteen year eleven month career of D7566/25216 included allocations to Scottish, Western & London Midland Region depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Final exhaust roof panel: flush.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 26 months.

Allocations

D7566 was new to the Nottingham Division on January 19th 1966. Further transfers were:

May 1967 to Birmingham Division (D02).
January 1972 to Nottingham Division (D16).
August 1972 to London Division (D01).
May 1973 to Willesden.
January 1974 to Eastfield.
May 1974 to Haymarket.
August 1975 to Cardiff.
October 1975 to Laira.
March 1978 to Crewe.
Withdrawn December 28th 1980.

Renumbered April 1974.

25216 was the 83rd Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of seventeen withdrawn during December 1980.

After withdrawal 25216 was moved to Swindon Works on February 20th 1981, then to Derby Works on October 13th 1981. 25216 was scrapped at Derby Works during the first week of March 1983.


25216 at the Swindon Works Open Day on June 6th 1981.


Photograph courtesy Jerry Glover
25216 on February 6th 1982 in the asbestos removal area. 25216 would remain in the Works until March 1983 when it would be broken up.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works October 1966.
Works visit assumed 1975/76 most likely Glasgow (similar treatment for 25215 & 25217).

Highlights

1966
Present at Derby shed on September 18th were D5070, D5077, D5171, D5287, D7524, D7530 & D7566.

1968
On the morning of February 26th D7566 was shunting at Lichfield TV.

1970
On the afternoon of July 11th 7566 was southbound at Crewe with a parcels train.

On the early afternoon of October 4th 7566, 7612, 7643 & 7646 were stabled at Bescot.

On the morning of November 7th 7566 was shunting at Spring Vale.

1972
On July 22nd 1972 7566 & 7554 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.

On July 28th an extra 6Z40 Earles Siding, Hope - Exeter Central cement (23 Presflos) was worked by 7628 & 7566. At Exeter St Davids 1740 assisted in banking the train up to Central. The locomotives would retire to the stabling point and later in the day work a 6Z40 Exeter Central - Earles Sidings, Hope cement empties. The previous day this working had arrived with 1851 with 818 as the banker.

Condition month uncertain: blue/yellow livery, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, buffer beam steam pipe connections present.

1973
7525 & 7566 were light engines at Willesden on the morning of November 15th.

1975
During October 1975 25216 was transferred to Laira from Cardiff. No doubt during the summers of 1976 & 1977 25216 would be used frequently on the Barnstaple - Exeter - Paignton - Plymouth locals.

On November 12th 25216 was noted at Exeter St Davids with the 4B10 15.53 Bristol - Plymouth parcels.

At 5pm on December 16th 25152, 25158, 25169, 25216, 25217 & 25224 were noted on Exeter stabling point.

1976
On January 12th 25216 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E18 19.15 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (21 wagons).

On February 25th 25216 & 25224 were noted at Exeter with the 6E78 19.15 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (25 wagons).

On the evening of April 21st 25169 & 25216 were noted at Par with a mixed freight.

On May 9th 25216 was stabled at St Blazey. On May 10th 25216 was noted at Lostwithiel with a short train of loaded china clay hoods, presumably from Moorswater. On May 19th the 7E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills was noted at Exeter Riverside behind 50026, 25217 & 25216. The Class 50 came off here and worked on to Exeter stabling point.

On June 18th 25216 worked the five coach 14.10 Exeter St Davids - Paignton. On June 25th 25216 was noted westbound at Bodmin Road with china clay hoods. On June 28th 50046, 25216 & 25052 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (29 wagons and brake van). 50046 came off at Exeter and retired to the stabling point. On June 29th 47499, 25216 & 25080 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (18 wagons and brake van). 47499 came off at Exeter and retired to the stabling point.

25216 was noted eastbound light engine at St Austell on July 21st. 25216 & 25052 were noted northbound at Par on July 23rd with loaded china clay wagons.

On August 2nd 25216 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (10 wagons and brake van).

On August 4th 25216 worked the morning Moorswater clay, then was noted shunting at Fowey. The next day (5th) 25216 worked a Moorswater freight, then a Liskeard - St Blazey freight, then at about 11am returned to St Blazey. On August 6th 25216 was noted passing St Blazey hauling a diesel multiple unit headed for Newquay.

On August 20th 25216 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (25 wagons).

On August 23rd 25216 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (20 wagons).

On November 3rd 25216 was noted at Exeter stabling point.

On November 5th 25216 worked the 6B71 18.45 Barnstaple - Exeter vans.

1977
25216 was noted at Penzance station on January 16th.

25216 was used to drag a fire damaged 1041 from St Blazey to Laira on February 15th, this was the last use of a Class 52 on the china clay trains.

On March 11th 25225 & 25216 were noted at Exeter on the 6M86 19.40 St Blazey - Carlisle.

On April 12th 25217 & 25216 were noted at Exeter St Davids with the 6M46 19.40 St Blazey - Carlisle (20 wagons and brakevan).

On June 27th 25216 worked the evening Truro - Friary freight, which included oil from Hayle.

On Saturday July 9th 25216 was noted westbound at Truro with a parcels train and later worked the 1B75 15.18 Penzance - Bristol being noted at Plymouth with 25216 piloting 46044. On July 12th 25216 was westbound at Dawlish with a lengthy rake of coaching stock. On July 13th 25216 was noted at Newton Abbot with a passenger service. On July 20th 25216 worked the 6B70 17.58 Whimple - Exeter Riverside and the 6B75 21.10 Exeter Central - Exeter Riverside. On July 31st 25216 was noted at Paignton with a passenger service from Exeter St Davids.

On August 16th 25216 worked the 2Z63 14.10 Exeter St Davids - Paignton.

On September 10th 25216 & 25225 worked the 08.08 Wolverhampton - Penzance from Plymouth, returning to Plymouth with the 09.35 Penzance - Wolverhampton. The same diagram was worked on September 24th by 25216 & 25224.

On the late afternoon of October 9th 25216 was noted at Exeter with milk tanks from Torrington.

1978


Photograph courtesy Roger Geach
25216 at Coombe Junction with empty clay hoods for Moorswater on January 13th 1978.

On February 10th 25155 & 25216 were noted at Exeter with the 7M56 19.50 St Blazey - Carlisle (28 wagons and brakevan).

On March 3rd & 5th 25216 was stabled at St Blazey.

25216 was transferred from Laira to Crewe during March 1978.

On the afternoon of March 30th 25216 & 25256 were stabled at York.

25216 was noted at Tinsley depot on April 1st.

On September 7th 25215 was noted passing Stoke Works with three passenger coaches, the middle one apparently wrapped in plastic sheeting.

1979
25107 & 25216 were noted light engines at Seacombe Junction en-route to the iron ore dock on January 26th.

25216 & 25156 were noted passing Kidsgrove with a freight on a snowy February 14th.

On March 2nd 25216 was noted at Llandudno Junction with an eastbound? freight.

On March 20th 25216 worked the 15.08 Cardiff - Crewe.

25216 & 25198 were noted at Seacombe Junction on iron ore empties on the afternoon of March 24th.

On June 20th 25216 worked the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe.

On July 4th 25216 worked the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe, the 12.25 Crewe - Cardiff and the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe.

The early morning Toton - Eastleigh freight was noted at Oxford with 25216 on July 25th.

On August 3rd 1979 the 12.25 Crewe - Cardiff failed behind 25219 somewhere in the Hereford (?) area, 25216 dragged the service to Cardiff and returned north with the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe. 25216 was stabled at Chester depot on August 12th. On August 28th 25216 worked the 19.30 Crewe - Cardiff. On August 29th 25216 worked the 05.35 Cardiff - Crewe, the 10.00 Crewe - Cardiff and the 15.08 Cardiff - Crewe service.

25307 & 25216 were noted light engines at Crewe station on September 22nd.

A Spalding - Aberystwyth day excursion on October 13th was worked from/to Walsall by 25216 & 25160.

On the afternoon of October 19th 25216 was stabled at York.

1980
On June 19th 25216 replaced failed 25224 at Shrewsbury on an evening Crewe - Cardiff service.

25216 was noted at Crewe depot on June 22nd.

25216 was noted at Crewe station on July 5th.

25216 was noted at Stoke on Trent on August 5th. The last recorded passenger workings for 25216 took place during August 1980. On August 12th 25216 & 25217 worked the 13.00 Holyhead - Euston to Crewe, whilst on August 28th 25216 & 25168 worked the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor.

25216 was noted at Cardiff Canton on November 14th.

25216 was withdrawn on December 28th 1980.

Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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