The sixteen year seven month career of D7644/25294 began with about a year allocated to Sheffield area depots followed by the the remainder allocated to London Midland depots.
Built: Beyer Peacock, Manchester, No.8054.
D7644 was new to Tinsley (41A) on February 23rd 1966. Further transfers were:
April 1966 to Wath (41C).
Renumbered May 23rd 1974.
25294 was the 140th Class 25 withdrawn, one of four retired during October 1982.
After withdrawal 25294 was stored at Reddish from October 1982 until May 18th 1983 when it moved to Ashburys Yard, Manchester. By the first week of July 25294 had reached Derby Works. It was sent to Swindon Works on February 4th 1985 (see movement detail below) and scrapped there by the second week of May 1985.
25050/062, 25129/133/146, 25220/233/274/294 9X12 Derby – Swindon, February 3rd & 4th 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works April 1970.
7644 worked a morning Bescot - Exeter Riverside freight on March 27th.
On March 8th 25294 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 5J42.
Condition June: two-tone green livery with full yellow, blanking plates fitted, straight sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, with TOPS numbering and blue TOPS classification panel sticker.
On June 23rd & 24th 25294 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 6Z07.
On March 30th 25294 was noted at Chester dragging an empty Manchester based two-car diesel multiple unit eastbound.
April 1st 1978 found 25201 with five coaches working the 'Hundred of Wirral' railtour out of Liverpool Lime Street to various locations on the Wirral peninsula. Reversals were necessary at West Kirby & New Brighton, with 25294 being added to the rear between Birkenhead North & Heswall.
On the evening of September 22nd 25294 was noted at Crewe with a down freight.
25294 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on November 12th.
On May 17th 25294 worked the 15.15 Plymouth - Manchester Piccadilly between Gloucester & Birmingham New Street. On July 14th 1979 25294 & 25248 worked the 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and 12.32 return.
On the afternoon of October 6th 25294 was noted at Crewe with a down van train.
On the morning of November 26th 25294 was noted at Loughborough.
25294 was noted running light engine through Nottingham on May 15th. On May 20th 25294 assisted in bringing steam locomotives to Bold Colliery for the Rainhill event. Initially 80079 & 35028 were moved Northwich - Chester - Warrington - Bold Colliery, arriving about 1pm. 25294 then returned to Northwich to pick up 4498 & 5000 (both in light steam), taking the same route to Bold Colliery and arriving just before 4pm.
August 18th was a busy day for 25294 working the 09.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria, the 13.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town, the 16.42 Llandudno Town - Crewe and the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor, a total of 324 passenger miles.
It was off to the Cambrian line on June 6th with 25294 & 25170 working the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Wolverhampton, returning with the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. A month later on July 9th 1981 25294 was noted working the 13.22 Norwich - Birmingham New Street forward from Nuneaton.
25294 was noted at Manchester Victoria on September 8th.
25294 was stabled at Gateshead on October 31st.
On November 2nd the York depot - Crewe LMR light engine move featured 40118 (leading), 25294 and two Class 47s. 25294 was stabled at York depot on November 27th.
On August 20th 25294 worked the 12.58 Curzon Street - Worcester parcels.
25294 was withdrawn on October 10th 1982.
During July 2015 a builder's plate from 25294 sold on Ebay for GBP410.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added May 15th 2013.