The fifteen year career of D7643/25293 began with thirteen months at Sheffield area depots followed by a variety of London Midland allocations.
Built: Beyer Peacock, Manchester, No.8056.
D7643 was new to Tinsley (41A) on February 8th 1966. Further transfers were:
April 1966 to Wath (41C).
Renumbered February 23rd 1974.
After withdrawal 25293 was stored briefly at Crewe then moved to Swindon Works with 25070, 25166 & 25263 on March 3rd 1981 and scrapped there during the third week of August 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works May & June 1966 (collision damage).
The first recorded passenger working took place on September 2nd working the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town with D5270.
Skegness was visited several times by 25293, the first recorded time being on June 22nd 1974 with 25214 working a Derby - Skegness and the 13.05 return.
At about 6.30pm on February 28th 25293 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with an up freight.
At about 7am on July 9th 25293 was noted at Manchester Victoria on a down freight (9T54). On July 19th 25293 & 25124 worked the 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and 12.30 return.
The only recorded working for 1976 was on railtour duty, on June 26th 25293 & 25168 worked a roundtrip Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog as part of a charter from Euston.
On September 23rd 25293 worked the Fridays only Washwood Heath - Hethersett tanks, retiring to Norwich depot before returning west. This was a regular Class 25 turn at this time.
On May 12th 25293 worked the 4B10 15.52 Bristol - Plymouth vans.
On August 20th the 08.06 Manchester Piccadilly - Aberystwyth day excursion was worked forward from Stafford (?) by 25293 & 25276. A diesel multiple unit failure on September 25th found 25293 working the 18.25 Morecambe - Leeds.
During the first week of July 25293 returned to the Skegness area. On July 2nd 25293 & 25149 worked the 08.46 Burton on Trent - Skegness and 18.38 return. Two days later (4th) 25293 & 25132 worked the 09.53 Nottingham - Skegness relief and 19.15 return. On the evening of July 20th 25304 & 25293 were noted at Crewe with a down coal.
On September 5th & 6th 25293 was noted at Oxford with the morning Toton - Eastleigh freight. The final recorded passenger workings took place on September 8th with 25318 working the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added May 13th 2013.