The fifteen year career of D7567/25217 included allocations to Scottish, Western and London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7567 was new to the Nottingham Division on January 20th 1966. Further transfers were:
May 1967 to Birmingham Division (D02).
Renumbered April 1974.
25217 was the 93rd Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve retired during February 1981.
After withdrawal 25217 was stored at Crewe until moved to Derby Works during April 1981 and scrapped there by the third week of January 1982.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works June 1970.
7567/25217 spent about eighteen months allocated to Scottish Region depots, only one passenger working for that time has so far been recorded. On June 1st 1974 25217 worked the 20.46 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
During October 1975 25217 was transferred to Laira, from time to time its duties would cover the Barnstaple - Exeter - Paignton - Plymouth area passenger workings, primarily during the summers of 1976 & 1977.
On October 29th the St Blazey Class 25s were dispersed as follows: Wadebridge, Liskeard & Hayle 25223; St Blazey - Drinnick Mill 25167, 25220; Goonbarrow Junction 25225; Control Train 25217.
On November 21st 25217 was working a short train comprised of Test Coach 975046, a long wheelbase vehicle and 975076, being noted at Aller Junction and later on Dainton Bank.
On July 30th 25217 was noted at Lostwithiel assisting failed 50018 and the 08.42 Plymouth - Penzance.
About midday on August 3rd 25217 was noted with a down clay working at Lostwithiel.
On November 21st 25217 was noted between Aller Junction and Newton Abbot hauling/propelling a number of test vehicles.
Some of the diagrams were busy, on July 31st 1977 for example 25217 worked the 09.50 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton, a Plymouth - Paignton, a Paignton - Exeter St. Davids and a Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids. The next day 25217 worked the 18.15 Paignton - Bristol Temple Meads. Almost at the end of the summer timetable on the 09.48 Paddington - Newquay was worked between Plymouth & Par by 25217 & 25215, at Par 50037 took the train forward, the Class 25's returned to Plymouth on the 10.30 Newquay - Paddington from Newquay (?).
On June 16th 1980 25217 worked the 13.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town, the 16.42 Llandudno Town - Crewe and the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor. A month later on July 19th 1980 the 10.20 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 13.48 Llandudno Town - Llandudno Junction were worked by 25217. On August 12th 1980 with sisters 25216 & 25217 on the 13.00 Holyhead - Euston as far as Crewe. The last passenger working for 25217 took place on October 18th working the 07.54 Crewe - Cardiff.
25217 was withdrawn on February 1st 1981.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added September 7th 2013.