The fourteen year eleven month career of D7566/25216 included allocations to Scottish, Western & London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7566 was new to the Nottingham Division on January 19th 1966. Further transfers were:
May 1967 to Birmingham Division (D02).
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25216 was the 83rd Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of seventeen withdrawn during December 1980.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.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works October 1966.
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.
On August 4th 25216 worked the morning Moorswater clay, then was noted shunting at Fowey. The next day (5th) 25216 worked a Liskeard - St Blazey freight.
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 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.
25216 was transferred from Laira to Crewe during March 1978.
On September 7th 25215 was noted passing Stoke Works with three passenger coaches, the middle one apparently wrapped in plastic sheeting.
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. A Spalding - Aberystwyth day excursion on October 13th was worked from/to Walsall by 25216 & 25160.
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25216 was withdrawn on December 28th 1980.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.
Page added September 7th 2013.