The eighteen year career of D7600/25250 included time at Eastern, Scottish & London Midland depots, with over a decade spent in the London area.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7600 was new to Tinsley (41A) on February 15th 1966. Further transfers were:
June 1966 to Barrow Hill (41E).
Renumbered February 28th 1974.
25250 was the 219th Class 25 withdrawn, one of three retired during May 1984.
After its withdrawal 25250 was briefly stored at Crewe before moving with 25242 to Swindon Cocklebury Yard between June 29th & July 7th 1984, and into Swindon Works on July 23rd 1984. By the first week of February 1985 25250 had been broken up.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works November 1969.
At about 6pm on October 12th 7600 was noted at Park (Manchester) entering the yard with an up freight.
On the evening of December 1st 7645 & 7600 were eastbound at Stalybridge with a train of aggregates.
On the afternoon of October 12th 25250 & 25311 were stabled at Willesden.
On the afternoon of October 15th 25250 & 25251 were at Willesden Junction.
Another lengthy trip found 25250 & 25284 working the 12.20 Birmingham New Street - Newquay to Plymouth on July 23rd, a distance of 218 miles.
On September 6th 25310 & 25250 worked the Stewartby - Garston 'Fletliner' brick train.
On Monday May 22nd 25250 worked (presumably) the 09.55 Willesden - Norwood and the return 12.25 Willesden to Norwood.
On November 4th 25250 made a test run from Derby Works.
The snag sheet for November 4th recorded:
AWS horn noisy
On the morning of November 7th 25250 was stabled at York.
On November 8th, 9th & 10th 25250 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden, although the return working on 10th was not observed and may have been running later than usual.
A short trip on May 7th saw 25250 & 25245 working an unidentified motorail between Kensington Olympia & Willesden.
On the afternoon of November 2nd 25250 was noted at York depot before heading south light engine.
25250 was noted light engine at Roade on November 4th.
On the early afternoon of November 24th 25250 was noted southbound at York with a lengthy freight bound for Dringhouses.
The failure of 85032 on December 9th at Canley working the 16.10 Euston - Birmingham New Street saw 25250 drag the service to New Street.
On a foggy & snowy December 14th 25250 paired with 31164 at York Holgate heading south with reclaimed track panels.
On the morning of December 15th 25250 was stabled at York.
25250 recieved an 'E' examination at Cricklewood during April. On April 30th 25250 was noted at St Pancras at the buffer stops with coaching stock.
On June 1st Class 25s stabled at Saltley were 25250, 25251 25265 & 25285. On June 20th 25250 was noted with ICI hoppers passing Manchester London Road.
25250 worked the 13.15 Tunstead - Northwich ICI limestone train on July 3rd, comprised of 18 loaded bogie wagons and was later noted stabled at Northwich shed. 25250 was noted at Northwich shed on July 17th.
On a wet August 5th 25250 was noted at Nuneaton with an electrification train. On August 7th 25250 worked the 07.45 Liverpool - Preston and the 19.26 Barrow - Preston.
On September 30th 25250 was noted on the parcels side at Euston.
On November 27th 25250 was receiving attention at Willesden depot.
On a very wet February 3rd 25250 was stabled at Peterborough fuelling point.
Late in the morning of March 30th 25309 & 25250 were noted at Watford Junction with northbound empty freightliner flats.
25250 was noted at Northwich shed on April 16th.
On May 20th 25297 & 25250 were noted at Leighton Buzzard with the Kings Cross Goods - Tring Cutting cement tanks.
The summer of 1983 produced a fine selection of passenger workings, commencing on June 12th with 25250 & 25243 taking a Northampton - Clacton day excursion as far as Bletchley. On July 7th the 07.40 Norwich - Birmingham New Street was noted arriving at New Street behind 25250, later that day the 18.18 Birmingham New Street - Norwich was worked to March by 25250 after 31423 failed. On July 10th 25250 was stabled at March. Two weeks later on July 23rd the 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth from Shrewsbury and the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25250 & 25296.
August 14th saw 25250 & 25277 assisting three electric services between Rugby & Bletchley due to the power being off for engineering work. The next day (15th) the 06.25 Poole - Liverpool failed behind 47448 at Kenilworth, 25250 & 25277 dragged the service to Coventry. 25250 was noted at Nuneaton on August 16th. On August 27th the 07.44 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.10 Aberystwyth - Euston to Nuneaton were worked by 25250 & 25287.
The 10.10 Euston - Shrewsbury on September 10th was worked from Birmingham New Street by 25250 & 25257.
On February 27th 25250 was noted light engine at Guide Bridge.
25250 was noted at Manchester Victoria (banker/pilot?) on April 21st & 23rd.
25250 was withdrawn on May 13th 1984.
Information also provided by Steve Jordan.
Page added November 30th 2012.
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