The seventeen year career of D7530/25180 was spent allocated to only three LMR depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7530 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on February 13th 1965. Further transfers were:
August 1969 to London Division (D01)
Renumbered April 20th 1974.
25180 was the 148th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of twelve retired during November 1982.
After withdrawal 25180 was stored at Saltley from November 1982 to at least January 1984 (possibly August 1984), it was moved to Tyseley and remained here until dragged to Swindon Works with 25027 & 25275 on March 22nd - 25th 1985. It survived the closure of Swindon Works, being forwarded to Cocklebury Yard and then on to Leicester, Humberstone Road on June 3rd 1987 with 25093, 25193 & 25306. It moved to Vic Berry's yard the next day, and by October 1987 was part of the famous stack of locomotives. By the first week of March 1988 the locomotive had been scrapped apart from the cabs which lingered at least until June 1990.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works January 1973.
The recorded passenger workings for 7530/25180 are minimal, perhaps due to its considerable time spent at Willesden & Cricklewood.
On November 11th a Liverpool - York railtour with 46229 required the banking assistance of 25180 to Miles Platting.
On August 1st 25180 & 25150 worked the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town to Derby, 25219 took the service forward. At month end, August 31st, the 17.42 Preston - Barrow was worked by 25180.
On September 25th the 21.25 Inverness - Kensington Olympia was worked forward from Willesden by 25180.
25180 and 31216 (or 31326) worked October 28th's 12.46 Portsmouth Harbour - Leeds forward from Birmingham New Street. The train had arrived behind 33064. (This working is also reported as November 22nd).
On November 15th 25180 was noted eastbound at New Mills South Junction with ICI empties from Northwich to Tunstead.
25180 was withdrawn on November 28th 1982.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added November 25th 2012