D7641, 7641, 25291
D7641, 7641, 25291


Photograph collection of webmaster
25291 at Dee Marsh, possibly during 1979.

The fifteen year career of D7641/25291 started with fifteen months on the Eastern Region before transfer to the LMR for the remainder of its career.

Builder: Beyer Peacock, Manchester. No.8051

Allocations

D7641 was new to the Tinsley (41A) on January 14th 1966. Further transfers were:

April 1966 to Wath (41C).
March 1967 London Division (D01).
April 1967 to Nottingham Division (D16).
September 1967 to Springs Branch (8F).
June 1968 to Liverpool Division (D08).
May 1970 to Birmingham Division (D02).
May 1973 to Bescot.
May 1974 to Springs Branch.
June 1974 to Longsight.
October 1975 to Crewe.
Withdrawn May 31st 1981.

Renumbered February 28th 1974.

25291 was the 105th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of eight retired during May 1981.

After withdrawal 25291 reached Swindon Works by January 26th 1982 and was scrapped by the middle of November 1982.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works December 1966 & February 1967.
Noted Derby Works December 1970.
Noted Derby Works May & June 1975.

Highlights

1966
On the afternoon of May 28th noted passing Chesterfield mid-afternoon were:
D7629 & D7641 with an up freight
D7606 with an upfreight
48466 with an up freight.

On the morning of July 6th D7629 & D7641 were southbound at Doncaster with a freight.

1967
On the evening of June 27th D7542 & D7641 were light engines at Egginton Junction.

On the evening of September 14th D7641 was southbound at Wolverhampton with a freight.

On the afternoon of December 16th D7641 was noted at Widnes with a southbound freight.

1968


Photograph courtesy Danny Preston, collection of Neil Johnson
7641 in a very work-stained green livery at Edge Hill M.P.D on February 25th 1968.

On the afternoon of July 9th D7641 was westbound at Manchester Victoria with a freight.

On July 27th D7641 & D5284 worked the 11.11 Blackpool North - Leeds relief.

1969
5151 & 7641 (D08 Division loco) were the Manchester Victoria pilots on December 18th & 19th.

1970
On the afternoon of September 20th stabled at Wolverhampton HL station were 7564, 7567, 7610, 7613 & 7641.

1974
On April 17th 25291 was noted in the up loop at Bridgwater.

On July 13th the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth was worked to Lincoln Central by 25291 & 25239, they did not work the return leg.

On the afternoon of July 16th 25305 & 25291 were stabled at York.

The 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and the return 13.00 Llandudno Town - Nottingham was worked by 25291 on August 10th.

Class 24/25s stabled at Newton Heath depot at 3.30pm on December 20th included 24022/25/52 and 25042/54, 25112, 25291/298.

1975
On January 15th 25291 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 4G05. On the morning of January 17th 25291 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 4P06 and was later noted in the evening with the 6H17.

On June 25th 25291 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 4M10 00.15 Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria vans.

On July 31st 25291 worked the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans (4M03).

On August 2nd 25291 & 25290 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central and returned from there with the 09.30 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly. On August 22nd 25291 worked the 00.15 Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria vans, forward from Preston? On August 23rd 25291 worked the 14.20 Barrow-in-Furness - Manchester Victoria forward from Bolton?

25291 was stabled at Worcester on November 22nd.

1977
The 10.00 Aberystwyth - Euston was worked to Shrewsbury by 25291 & 25295 on June 25th.

1978
On the evening of September 22nd 25291 was noted at Crewe with a breakdown train.

On November 27th the 15.07 Plymouth - Manchester Piccadilly was worked by 25291 between Gloucester & Birmingham New Street.

1979
25301 & 25291 were noted at Crewe with a down coal train on March 23rd.

On June 3rd the 08.25 Leicester - Skegness and the 18.30 Skegness - Leicester were worked by 25291 & 25268.

25291 worked the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe on July 6th.


Photograph courtesy K Barber/collection of webmaster
Weedkiller workings were very familiar to the Class 25s, here 25291 passes through Penyfford on July 26th 1979 with just such a working.

1980
Class 25s stabled at Leicester shed on the afternoon of January 13th included 25053, 25061, 25122, 25126, 25137, 25152, 25291, 25298 & 25303.

25291 was noted at Crewe depot on June 22nd.

On August 2nd 25291 & 25272 worked the Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Norwich - Derby diagram.

On the morning of August 23rd 25291 was stabled at Blackburn.

On December 14th 25291 was stabled at Manchester Piccadilly holding sidings. On Boxing Day 25291 was stabled at Newton Heath.

1981
On the afternoon of March 5th 25038, 25245 & 25291 were at Healey Mills.

25291 was withdrawn on May 31st 1981.

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