The sixteen year nine month career of D7677/25327 was spent allocated to London Midland & Western Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7677 was new to Nottingham Division (D16) on April 29th 1967. Further transfers were:
July 1967 to Carlisle Upperby (12B).
Renumbered May 1974.
25327 was the 214th Class 25 withdrawn, the only Class 25 withdrawn during February 1984.
After withdrawal 25327 was stored at Carlisle Kingmoor, then moved to Crewe Diesel depot during June 1984, remaining here until April 2nd 1985 when it moved to Swindon Works. However the Works closed prior to scrapping, on June 3rd 1987 25327 was moved to Cocklebury Yard, then to Leicester Humberstone Road on June 4th 1987 and into Vic Berry's yard on June 5th 1987. By October 1987 25327 had been placed in the stack, by the first week of March 1988 the locomotive had been removed from the stack and broken up, with the exception of the cabs which lingered until May 1990.
Movement: March 26th - April 2nd 1985: 25251/284 & 25327 Crewe - Swindon.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works February 1972.
D7677 was noted at Carlisle on the night of July 22nd replacing 45212 on an overnight Morecambe - Stranraer relief. The 27th saw D7673 & D7677 replace 45137 & 44983 on the 08.20 Birmingham - Perth. D7677 appeared again on August 12th in charge of 11.25 Newcastle - Llandudno, from Carlisle?.
On August 31st 7677 & 7539 worked the 09.35 Sheffield - Llandudno Town and the return 14.28 Llandudno Town - Sheffield.
On May 31st Class 52 No.1026 & 7677 were noted eastbound at Saltash with empty ballast hoppers for Stoneycombe quarry.
On June 22nd 7677 visited the Hemyock branch to collect two milk tankers and two coal empties from Hele(?), later departing Tiverton Junction with an additional 23 wagons of gravel. Later in the day it worked the 20.15 Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot.
On October 6th a Barnsley - Barnstaple day excursion was worked roundtrip Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple by 7677 & 7676. Class 47 No.1624 worked the train north from Exeter.
On July 26th 25327 worked the 15.58 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the 17.55 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids.
On August 11th the 11.55 Paignton - Paddington failed at Taunton East behind Class 52 No.1037 failed, 7677 dragged everything to Paddington.
25326 & 25327 headed north to Crewe in August.
A short lived summer diagram involved the 07.19 Bangor - Manchester, the 12.42 back to Llandudno and the 18.40 return to Manchester, then empty coaching stock to Bangor. Most frequently in the hands of a Class 40, 25327 worked the diagram on August 25th.
On September 10th the 14.30 St. Pancras - Derby was worked by 25327 & 25267.
25327 was under repair at Derby during October & November, the latter month also seeing 25325 at Derby.
On June 19th the 13.35 Glasgow Central - Taunton was worked from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads by 25327, being replaced at Bristol by 46048.
On August 12th the 04.15 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25327 & 25277.
On July 7th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25327 & 25259. The next day (8th) the same pair were noted at Birmingham New Street on an unidentified passenger working.
25327 received an 'E' examination at Tyseley during May.
25327, 25315 & 45120 were noted light engines passing Cudworth on June 3rd.
On July 5th the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25327 & 25277. A week lated on July 12th the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 17.55 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25327 & 25283.
On October 30th the 06.55 Gloucester - Birmingham behind 37180 stalled near the top of Lickey incline. The following Stoke Gifford - Redditch stone train with 25264 & 25327 & banked by 37208 & 37231 were called up to assist in the rear. This stone train was only one of two scheduled double headed workings over Lickey, normally operated by Class 25s, the other working a Port Clarence - Bromsgrove oil train used pairs of Class 31s.
During June 25327 found itself commandeered to handle the weedkilling train on the Inverness - Aberdeen line.
On August 24th the 10.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich and the return 15.32 Norwich - Birmingham New Street were worked by 25327.
The 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central was worked by 25327 on September 11th.
A Gillingham - Sellafield nuclear fuel train was noted at Wellingborough with 25327 on November 17th.
On March 13th a Leamington Spa - Nelson day excursion return leg was worked by 25327 & 25224 from Leamington Spa to Preston. 25327 was stabled at Saltley on March 26th.
On April 16th 25327 had charge of a rake of HEA coal hoppers when noted passing Sutton Park.
25327 & 25306 were noted at Peterborough with a mixed freight on May 20th.
25327 worked a North Wales coast Saturdays only diagram on June 26th handling the 09.44 Llandudno - Manchester Victoria, then the 13.45 to Bangor and the 16.52 return to Manchester Victoria.
On July 19th 25327 worked the 17.37 Llandudno Town - Stoke-on-Trent.
On August 1st 25327 worked the 09.50 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 14.20 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria. On the early morning of August 19th 25327 worked a Manchester Victoria - Barrow-In-Furness parcels.
On December 12th the 21.24 Bristol Temple Meads - Glasgow Central with 86006 was assisted between Wolverhampton & Crewe by 25327 & 25324 due to the power being off for engineering work.
On July 2nd 25289 & 25327 worked the 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. A week later on July 9th 25297 & 25327 were running late on the 7.44 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth, so much so that the journey terminated short at Machynlleth, starting the return 1A46 to Euston from there.
25327 with a nuclear flask train was noted northbound at Charnock Richard on August 5th. 25327 was noted southbound at Preston with a two wagon freight on August 9th. 25327 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on August 20th & 22nd.
On October 11th 25327 & 25285 were noted southbound at Warrington Bank Quay station with a train of empty 16 ton mineral wagons.
25327 & 25296 were noted light engines at Warrington Bank Quay Low Level on December 5th. The 14.48 Preston - Liverpool Lime Street was worked by 25327 on December 18th. 25327 & 25311 were noted northbound at Warrington Bank Quay with bogie oil tankers on December 29th.
Page added June 13th 2003.