The shortened eleven year eight month career of D7524/25174 was spent allocated to only four London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7524 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on January 23rd 1965. Further transfers were:
August 1972 to London Division (D01).
Renumbered March 4th 1974.
25174 was the 13th Class 25 withdrawn, one of two retired during September 1976.
25174 was withdrawn following a collision at Aylesbury on August 5th 1976 involving 25030 and runaway wagons. It was initially moved to Cricklewood before forwarding to Derby with 25030 on August 9th 1976, lingering here for two years until scrapped in August 1978.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works May 1968.
On July 6th 1965 the 13.00 Birmingham - Derby local was rescued at Coleshill by D7524, which assisted the diesel multiple unit at least as far as Burton.
On September 7th 1968 7524 worked the 07.06 Derby - Yarmouth as far as Norwich.
7524 & 7649 worked a roundtrip (?) Nottingham - Morecambe mystery excursion on July 26th 1970, for a total of 271 miles.
January 13th 1973 found 5218 & 7524 in use between Windsor and Wembley on an excursion from Huddersfield. The journey set out behind 269, with the intention to use E3136 from Stockport. As the electric was unable to heat the train the Class 40 ran through to Mitre Bridge Junction, where 6516 took over for the leg to Windsor. As this machine also could not heat the train the Class 25ís were found for the first part of the return leg.
25174 was withdrawn on September 20th 1976.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info).
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