The fifteen year career of D7631/25281 started with two years on the Eastern Region before transfer to the London Midland Region for the remainder of its career.
Built: Beyer Peacock, Manchester.
D7631 was new to Tinsley (41A) on September 29th 1965. Further transfers were:
April 1966 to Wath (41C).
Renumbered April 1974.
25281 was the 96th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of twelve retired during February 1981.
After withdrawal 25281 was held at Reddish until February 27th 1981 when 25055, 25100/122, 25281 were moved to Swindon (25100 & 25281 ex Reddish & 25122 ex Newton Heath). 25281 was scrapped at Swindon by the middle of May 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September 1971.
On July 20th 25281 & 25272 worked the Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Norwich - Derby diagram.
On September 13th 25281 & 25081 worked the Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Norwich - Derby diagram.
On March 10th the 12.36 Birmingham New Street - Norwich failed at Leicester behind a Class 31, 25281 took the service Norwich.
The 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe was worked by 25281 on August 28th.
The 19.50 Crewe - Derby was worked by 25281 on June 17th following failure of the diagrammed diesel multiple unit.
At least one cabside number panel was saved following scrapping of the rest of the locomotive.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added January 11th 2013.