The fifteen year five month career of D7649/25299 included allocations to Eastern Region & London Midland depots.
Built: Beyer Peacock Gorton Ltd, Works No.8059.
D7649 was new to Tinsley on April 15th 1966. Further transfers were:
December 1966 to Barrow Hill (41E).
Renumbered February 16th 1974.
25299 was the 114th Class 25 withdrawn, one of six retired during October 1981, including sisters 25290 & 25292.
After withdrawal 25299 was stored at Crewe until February 19th 1982 when it was moved to Derby Works and broken up there during the second week of June 1982.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works January - April 1975.
On the afternoon of April 2nd 7649 was southbound at Skelton (York) with a freight.
On the afternoon of October 19th 7649 was stabled at York.
On the afternoon of November 5th 7649 was southbound at York with a freight.
On the afternoon of July 9th 25299 was stabled at York.
The 14.30 Blackpool North - Leicester on July 20th was worked to Nottingham by 25299 & 25135. On July 25th 25299 & 25305 were in charge of a Leamington Spa Morpeth troop special.
On August 17th 1974 the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town was worked to Derby by 25299.
On the afternoon of September 6th 25299 was noted light engine at Doncaster.
A roundtrip Derby - Skegness on June 28th was worked by 25299 & 25018.
25212 & 25299 worked a relief roundtrip Leicester - Skegness on July 5th, using stock brought in from Cricklewood by 46002.
On the morning of May 6th 25299 was stabled at Holbeck.
The 16.22 Newcastle - Cardiff on August 18th was worked throughout by 25299 & 25272. The next day the same pair worked the 05.35 Cardiff - Crewe and the 10.00 Crewe - Cardiff.
25299 was stabled at Nuneaton on March 15th.
On June 9th 25299 & 25099 worked the 04.15 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.09 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. On June 10th 25099 & 25299 were stabled outside the parcels shed at Wolverhampton.
On the afternoon of August 29th 25299 was stabled at York.
At about 3pm on August 31st 25257 & 25299 were noted at Etches Park.
25299 was noted at Bristol Bath Road depot on December 3rd.
On July 19th 25299 & 25270 worked the 08.02 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, 31243 worked the return leg, since the 18.32 Norwich - Birmingham New Street was noted that evening being hauled by two Class 25s it is presumed these were 25299 & 25270.
The 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25299 & 25263 on August 9th.
On the afternoon of August 22nd 25299 was stabled at Wolverhampton station.
The 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25299 & 25242 on September 6th.
The last recorded passenger working for 25299 took place on August 5th with the 14.38 Paignton - Leeds being worked by 25299 & 25138 between Gloucester and Birmingham New Street. The Lickey bankers, 37096 & 37303, assisted the service due to problems with 25299.
On the afternoon of August 20th 25299 was shunting at Bescot.
25299 was withdrawn on October 5th 1981.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added September 20th 2013.