The nineteen year two month career of D7583/25233 was split between Scottish & London Midland depots, with over thirteen years allocated to three Scottish depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D7583 was new to Nottingham (16A) on January 21st 1964. Further transfers were:
August 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered March 16th 1974.
25233 was the 166th Class 25 to be withdrawn.
After withdrawal 25233 was stored at Cricklewood during June 1983 then noted at Etches Park by July 1983 before being moved into Derby Works by late October 1983. It was moved down to Swindon on February 4th/5th 1985 (see details below) and broken up there by the first week of May 1985.
25050/062, 25129/133/146, 25220/233/274/294 moved as the 9X12 Derby Works – Swindon Works February 3rd & 4th 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works October 1964.
7583 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on December 21st.
On December 21st 25233 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 1D31.
On July 14th 25233 was on empty coaching stock duty at Glasgow Central.
On September 19th 25233 worked an evening Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee service.
On August 20th 25233 & 25246 worked the 08.25 Glasgow Central - Blackpool North to Carlisle. Two weeks later on September 3rd 25233 & 25078 worked the 08.15 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street.
25233 and coaching stock were noted at Dundee on May 6th (with white headcode display at the No.2 end).
On September 16th 25233 was stabled at Inverness.
Amidst the Dundee workings during 1979 & 1980, on July 5th 25233 worked a Glasgow Queen Street - Oban. 25233 was noted at Eastfield on the afternoon of July 16th. On July 29th the 23.30 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness was worked by 25233 the short distance to Cowlairs Junction, 47037 took the train forward.
On August 26th the 23.30 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness with 47149 utilised 25233 as the Cowlairs banker.
On September 21st 25233 worked the 13.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle. 25233 worked the 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee on December 23rd.
25233 was noted at Millerhill on April 25th.
The 08.05 Glasgow Queen Street - Oban with 27019 utilised 25033 as the Cowlairs banker on September 17th.
A short working for 25233 on November 6th was the 17.12 Aberdeen - Stonehaven. On November 8th 25233 worked the 16.10 Glasgow Central - Nottingham as far as Carlisle.
25233 worked the 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee on December 23rd. DUPLICATE OF 1979 WORKING???
25233 was stabled at Eastfield on June 27th.
25233 was noted at Dundee on August 21st.
On September 2nd 25233 worked the afternoon Perth Yard - Millerhill goods, comprised of two empty vans being returned to Rowntrees at York.
The 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25233 on November 11th.
The last recorded passenger workings occurred in 1982, on September 24th 25233 worked the 12.50 Carlisle - Glasgow Central, whilst the final working, a short one took place on October 11th 1982 with the 20.55 Euston - Mallaig between Mossend Yard & Cowlairs Junction.
On November 29th 25233 was noted at Preston, possibly with the empties from Deepdate.
The Mountsorrel – Kennett stone trains had seen few Class 25s in recent months, however on February 8th 25048 & 25233 made a rare run into East Anglia on this service.
25233 was withdrawn on March 13th 1983.
Condition Final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, brackets and other fitting removed from center of cab front (both cabs), off-white display in both headcode boxes.
A builders plate from 25233 sold at Great Central Railwayana Auctions for £640 during September 2017.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added May 27th 2013.