The sixteen year three month career of D7667/25317 was spent allocated to several London Midland Region depots.
Built Derby Locomotive Works.
D7667 was new to the London Division (D01) on January 7th 1967. Further transfers were:
January 1971 to Birmingham Division (D02).
Renumbered February 9th 1974.
25317 was the 176th Class 25 withdrawn, one of six retired during April 1983.
After withdrawal 25317 was stored at Crewe until June 28th 1983 when it moved to Toton, then to Etches Park on July 3rd 1983 and into Derby Works on July 28th 1983. On February 5th 1985 it moved to Swindon as part of a large scrap engine movement, and was scrapped at Swindon by the third week of April 1986.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works October 1970.
D7667 was the 1,000th diesel locomotive constructed at Derby Works and carried two small plaques in recognition of this fact. This special number would not have been achieved had the original builders allocations been carried out. D7667 was part of a lot successfully bid for by Beyer Peacock, Manchester. However due to their worsening financial situation the last seventeen machines were transferred back to Derby, including D7667.
Twelve new Type 2s (D7660 - D7671) were allocated to Willesden to take over the empty coaching stock, parcels and local freight duties in the London area. With the arrival of these locomotives it was possible to release the remaining Class 24s to the Stoke Division, as part of the eradication of steam in the North West. Of this batch of Class 25s D7660 - D7669 were dualbraked from new, whilst D7670 & D7671 were not, however these latter two were quickly transferred to the Nottingham Division (D16).
On April 18th an AM10 electric multiple unit became derailed at Milton Maisor near Roade. Several coaches were thrown down the low embankment. On April 20th three trains were at the scene making good the damage, a Class 40 with a breakdown train and D7667 on a short train of four wagons and two brakevans.
During October 7667 was briefly at Derby Works.
On June 2nd & 12th (?) 25317 & 25202 handled roundtrip Leicester - Skegness passenger workings.
On December 21st 25317 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 1P19.
On March 8th 25317 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 4J05.
The Teesport - Dalston 'Shell-Mex' oil train was worked by 25317 & 25289 on April 9th.
On July 31st 25317 & 25289 were noted at Heaton Norrise Junction with a loaded track panel train.
During November 25317 was at Derby Works for repairs which included removing a very long scrape on the non-BIS side of he locomotive.
The snag sheet for January 13th recorded:
No.1 end leading, recordings made from the No.1 end.
A Bank crankcase door
25317 & 25300 were noted at Polmadie on March 6th.
A new contract to move pipes from Leith Docks to several long distance locations including Derby, Wisbech and Salisbury, and shorter hauls to Carlisle, Darlington, Law Junction, Maud & Montrose would provide much work for pairs of Haymarket Class 25s. The Leith - Salisbury diagram involved the Scottish Type 2s working as far as Didcot, examples noted were 25011 & 25026 (March 13th) and 25002 & 25317 (March 27th), 25018 & 25031 (April 10th), 25026 & 25092 (April 24th), the locomotives generally returning north light, at least as far as the Birmingham area.
On May 26th 25317 was noted at Winwick Junction with a three car Merseyrail electric multiple unit.
On June 6th a Leicester - Pwllheli day excursion was worked from/to Nottingham by 25317 & ?, a total of 431 passenger miles!
On June 26th 25317 worked the 13.33 Taunton - Cardiff, the 17.45 Cardiff - Bristol Temple Meads and the 23.08 Bristol Temple Meads - Cardiff.
On July 23rd 40093 & 25317 light engines were northbound at Warrington (WCML).
25317 was stabled at Newton Heath on September 19th.
On August 3rd 25286 & 25317 were noted light engines at Rock Ferry headed for Ellesmere Port.
25284 & 25317 and two brakevans were noted passing Upton on the afternoon of September 21st headed for Birkenhead.
The afternoon Whitemoor - King's Lynn freight was worked by 25317 on November 9th.
Gosford Green freightliner terminal commenced a new daily service to Scotland from December 7th, 25317 took out the first service, specially seen off by the Lord Mayor of Coventry.
On August 19th 25317 worked the 07.30 Nottingham - Llandudno Town as far as Chester where it was declared a failure and replaced by 25094. On August 24th 25317 was eastbound through Manchester Victoria with eight parcels vehicles presumably enroute to Red Bank, it later worked the 15.32 Manchester Victoria - Bangor and the 19.30 Bangor - Manchester Victoria, followed on August 25th with the same two workings. Three days later (28th) a Longton - Scarborough excursion was worked roundtrip by 25317 & 25060.
Whilst working the Mostyn Dock - Amlwch non-ferrous ore train on November 21st, ten hoppers became derailed due to a washout. 25317 remained on the track, the line was cleared by November 23rd when 25317 worked out with an Amlwch - Ellesmere Port freight.
On the afternoon of December 19th 25317 was southbound at York with three railcars.
On the afternoon of July 19th 25317 was stabled at Springs Branch.
On the evening of September 9th 25317 was noted at Lancaster with a permanent way train.
During October 25317 was at Derby Works undergoing repair.
On October 30th the early morning Redhill - Manchester parcels was noted passing Oxford with 25317.
On July 12th 25317 was in use at Rugby station assisting electrically hauled services in the vicinity of the station due to the power being off.
25317 was noted at Manchester Victoria on October 4th as banker?
25317 was noted passing through Bolton with a freight on October 14th.
25317 was noted light engine at Preston in heavy snow on December 14th.
On April 5th 25317 & 25277 worked a Mountsorrel - Barham extra.
Towards the end of May (actual date uncertain) 25317 worked a Glasgow Central - Stranraer Harbour service.
25317 was stabled at Birkenhead Mollington Street on August 1st. On August 29th the 23.05 Manchester Piccadilly - Brighton was assisted by 25317 & 25322 between Bletchley & Watford Junction due to the power being off for engineering work.
On September 14th 25317 was light engine at Warrington Arpley.
25317's last transfer came in October, with Crewe becoming its final home.
On November 28th 25101 & 25317 were on engineers turns at Leighton Buzzard.
The serious derailment of 81016 and some of its sleeper train at Old Linslade on December 9th required much activity to rerail the train and repair the line. On December 11th 25317 & 25253 were noted at Tunnel Hill with a loaded ballast train.
On March 9th 1983 25317 working the 15.02 Manchester - Bristol parcels failed at Wem, Shrewsbury sent out 47197 to assist, the failed Class 25 being dumped at Hereford.
Withdrawal for 25317 came on April 25th 1983. At the time of its withdrawal 25317 had run seven years since its last Works overhaul.
Page added August 22nd 2001.