The fifteen year career of D7567/25217 included allocations to Scottish, Western and London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7567 was new to the Nottingham Division on January 20th 1966. Further transfers were:
May 1967 to Birmingham Division (D02).
Renumbered April 1974.
25217 was the 93rd Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve retired during February 1981.
After withdrawal 25217 was stored at Crewe until moved to Derby Works during April 1981 and scrapped there by the third week of January 1982.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works June 1970.
On February 24th Burton shed was host to 44 locomotives, 21 steam (all in service) and 23 diesels comprised of D9, D135, D143, D1650, D2384, D3572, D3586, D3778, D4150, D5202, D5212, D5293, D7509, D7511, D7514, D7532, D7533, D7536, D7538, D7542, D7544, D7567 & D7594.
Noted at Toton on Sunday September 18th were D5237, D5295, D7538 & D7567.
On the morning of October 29th D7567, D7649, D7653 & D7654 were stabled at Bescot.
On the afternoon of December 10th D7567 was stabled at Bescot.
On the afternoon of September 20th stabled at Wolverhampton HL station were 7564, 7567, 7610, 7613 & 7641.
7567/25217 spent about eighteen months allocated to Scottish Region depots, only one passenger working for that time has so far been recorded. On June 1st 1974 25217 worked the 20.46 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
On June 16th 25217 was stabled at Haymarket (still with 'normal' numbers on the cabsides).
Sometime late in 1974 or 1975 25217 received Works attention which led to it being outshopped with non-standard numbers. In addition the raised roof panel containing the exhaust port was changed to a flush roof panel - a 'modification' frequently carried out by Glasgow Works. The locomotive had reached the Works with missing bodyside windows on the non-BIS bodyside, the window openings had been plated over (windows noted missing as early as April 1974) and 25217 ran in this condition until withdrawn. It is also uncertain if the whole locomotive received a repaint.
During October 1975 25217 was transferred to Laira, from time to time its duties would cover the Barnstaple - Exeter - Paignton - Plymouth area passenger workings, primarily during the summers of 1976 & 1977.
On October 29th the St Blazey Class 25s were dispersed as follows: Wadebridge, Liskeard & Hayle 25223; St Blazey - Drinnick Mill 25167, 25220; Goonbarrow Junction 25225; Control Train 25217.
On November 21st 25217 was working a short train comprised of Test Coach 975046, a long wheelbase vehicle and 975076, being noted at Aller Junction and later on Dainton Bank.
At 5pm on December 16th 25152, 25158, 25169, 25216, 25217 & 25224 were noted on Exeter stabling point.
On February 26th 25223 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E79 19.15 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (22 wagons).
On March 5th 25169 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E79 19.15 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (24 wagons).
On March 15th 25217 & 25170 were noted at Exeter with the 6E79 19.15 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (22 wagons).
On March 17th 25220 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E79 19.15 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (29 wagons).
On April 3rd 25217 was stabled at Laira.
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 2nd 25217 was stabled at St Blazey.
On June 19th 25217 worked the 1A99 14.40 Barnstaple - Paddington as far as Exeter St Davids (seven coaches), 31265 took the train forward.
On June 30th 25217 worked the 2B44 19.30 Exeter St Davids - Paignton (nine coaches).
On July 2nd 25217 worked the 7B64 09.25 Plymouth Friary - Exeter Riverside (30 wagons and brake van).
On July 5th 25217 worked the 2B44 19.30 Exeter St Davids - Paignton (ten coaches).
On July 6th 25217 worked the 2B44 19.30 Exeter St Davids - Paignton (eleven coaches).
On July 7th 25217 worked the 6B71 18.45 Barnstaple - Exeter vans.
On July 9th 25217 worked the 9B73 15.05 Whimple - Exeter Riverside (one CovHop and brake van). It later worked the 19.00 (or 19.30) Exeter - Paignton on July 9th 1976 - see image below.
On July 21st 25217 was noted at Par with loaded clay hoods.
On July 30th 25217 was noted at Lostwithiel assisting failed 50018 and the 08.42 Plymouth - Penzance.
On August 2nd 25216 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (10 wagons and brake van).
About midday on August 3rd 25217 was noted with a down clay working at Lostwithiel.
On August 11th the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (21 wagons) was noted at Exeter with 50017 on the front and 25170 & 25217 pushing from the rear. The Class 50 came off at Exeter and its presumed the Class 25s took the train forward.
On August 13th 25170 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (40 wagons).
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 25217 & 25052 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (21 wagons).
On November 21st 25217 was noted between Aller Junction and Newton Abbot hauling/propelling a number of test vehicles.
On November 26th 25224 & 25217 were noted at Exeter with the 6E19 19.40 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight (20 wagons).
On December 17th 25217 was noted at Exeter stabling point.
On February 4th 25216 & 25217 were noted at Plymouth with the 19.45 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight.
On February 11th 25217 & 25216 were noted at Plymouth with the 19.45 St Blazey - Temple Mills freight.
At about 19.30 on February 25th 25217 was down light engine at Plymouth.
On March 4th 25217 worked the 18.30 St Blazey Plymouth Friary goods.
At about 17.00 on March 21st 25217 was noted at Plymouth with an up permanent way train.
On April 4th 25217 was at Par with a freight.
On April 12th 25217 & 25216 were noted at Exeter St Davids with the 6M46 19.40 St Blazey - Carlisle (20 wagons and brakevan).
On April 15th 25217 & 25215 were noted at Plymouth with the 19.40 St Blazey - Carlisle goods.
On May 6th 25217 worked the 15.20 Penzance - Paddington vans to Plymouth, here 47502 took over. 25217 then worked the 18.30 Plymouth Friary - St Blazey goods.
On May 13th 25217 worked the 15.20 Penzance - Paddington vans to Plymouth, here 47512 took over. 25217 then worked the 18.30 Plymouth Friary - St Blazey goods.
On May 27th 25217 was westbound at St Germans with a lengthy train of parcels tock.
On May 27th 25217 worked the 15.20 Penzance - Paddington vans to Plymouth, here 50036 took over. 25217 then return west with the 04.27 Stoke on Trent - St Blazey clay.
On the evening of June 3rd 25217 was stabled at Laira.
On the late afternoon of June 15th 25217 & 25315 were stabled at Laira.
In the early evening of June 22nd 25217 was noted with 61 empty clay hoods at Lostwithiel from Fowey.
On July 10th 25217 was westbound at Dawlish with a westbound passenger.
On July 13th 25217 was at Exeter St Davids with a short mixed freight.
On July 14th 25217 was at Exeter with three grain wagons and a brakevan.
On July 16th 25217 worked the 11.58 Barnstaple - Exeter St Davids.
On July 25th 25217 worked the 5Z63 14.10 Exeter St Davids - Paignton special.
Some of the diagrams were busy, on July 31st for example 25217 worked the 09.50 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton, a Plymouth - Paignton, a Paignton - Exeter St. Davids and a Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids. The next day 25217 worked the 18.15 Paignton - Bristol Temple Meads. Almost at the end of the summer timetable on the 09.48 Paddington - Newquay was worked between Plymouth & Par by 25217 & 25215, at Par 50037 took the train forward, the Class 25's returned to Plymouth on the 10.30 Newquay - Paddington from Newquay (?).
On the afternoon of October 16th 25217 was noted arriving at Exeter with milk tanks from Chard Junction.
On November 1st 25217 worked the 6B75 21.10 Exeter Central - Exeter Riverside trip (22 Presflos).
On March 23rd 25217 was noted at Saltley depot.
On March 29th 25217 was southbound at Preston with a freight.
On May 25th the early morning Toton - Eastleigh freight was worked at least as far as Oxford by 25217.
On July 11th 25217 worked the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff.
On July 12th 25217 worked the 06.03 Crewe - Cardiff, the 11.30 Cardiff - Crewe and the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff.
On the evening of July 13th 25217 was noted at Gloucester stabling point.
On July 28th 25217 was westbound at Llandudno Junction with ballast empties for Penmaenmawr.
25217 was stabled at Buxton on September 13th.
On September 22nd 25217 was at Chester with a freight.
On May 1st 25217 with steam locomotives 673 & 4027, a steam crane, two coaches and a brakevan were noted coming off the Butterley branch at Codnor Park Junction.
25217 was noted at Wakefield with the Healey Mills breakdown train on June 12th.
On June 16th 25217 worked the 13.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town, the 16.42 Llandudno Town - Crewe and the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor.
On July 19th the 10.20 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 13.48 Llandudno Town - Llandudno Junction were worked by 25217. 25217 was noted at Crewe depot on July 26th.
On August 12th with sisters 25216 & 25217 on the 13.00 Holyhead - Euston as far as Crewe.
The last passenger working for 25217 took place on October 18th working the 07.54 Crewe - Cardiff.
25217 was withdrawn on February 1st 1981.
No.1 cab drivers side front corner, minor collision damage: at least by July 1979.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added September 7th 2013.
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