D7582, 7582, 25232
D7582, 7582, 25232

The almost seventeen year career of D7582/25232 included four years on the LMR and thirteen years on the Scottish Region.

Built: BR Darlington Works.
Boiler equipped.
Dual braked.
Center lampbracket & other fittings removed.
Modified battery isolating switch cover (three circular plates).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 29 months.

Allocations

D7582 was new to Nottingham (16A) on January 7th 1964. Further transfers were:

April 1964 to Saltley (2E).
April 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02).
April 1966 to London Midland Midland Lines (LMML).
August 1967 to Birmingham Division (D02).
September 1967 to London Midland Midland Lines (LMML).
April 1968 to Allerton (8J), then to Liverpool Division (D08).
August 1968 to Eastfield (65A).
June 1969 to Haymarket (64B).
September 1973 to Springs Branch.
January 1975 to Haymarket.
May 1975 to Eastfield.
Withdrawn December 1st 1980.

Renumbered February 23rd 1974.

25232 was the 80th Class 25 withdrawn, one of seventeen retired during December 1980.

After withdrawal 25232 was moved to Swindon Works by January 2nd 1981 and broken up by the middle of May 1983.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works July & August 1965.
Noted Crewe Works May 1966.
Noted Glasgow Works November 1971.

Highlights

1964
Condition April: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel does not cover frame level stripe, straight sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, blanking plates fitted.

Photograph collection of webmaster
D7582 at York depot on April 18th 1964.

1967
The first recorded passenger working for 7582/25232 occurred on August 19th 1967 when along with 5204 they worked the Nottingham - Llandudno Town and return.

1968
On December 4th 1968 7582 worked the 09.00 Liverpool - Preston and 12.17 Preston - Manchester Victoria.

1970
With ten years or so allocated to Eastfield or Haymarket 7582/25232 acquired a mixture of Scottish passenger workings. Its time at Haymarket saw a number of workings between Edinburgh and Carstairs during 1970 & 1971. On May 23rd the 20.40 Carstairs - Edinburgh was worked by 7582 and on June 2nd the 21.45 Edinburgh - Carstairs was worked by 7582. On another of these workings on September 10th 1970 it is reported that the 22.40 Carstairs - Edinburgh with six vehicles passed Dolphinton Junction at the time of a block instrument failure which coincided with the locomotive suffering mechanical problems whilst the train was running downgrade. Efforts to restart the engine were unsuccessful, the train running about ten miles before finally being halted near Ravelrig Junction. Whilst the guard protected the train in the rear the driver was able to restart the engine, more time was lost in retrieving the guard, final arrival was 75 minutes late!

1971
Another working from Edinburgh occurred on August 10th 1971 when 7582 worked the 18.35 Edinburgh - Newcastle throughout.

1972
During April 1972 7582 made several trips on the Glasgow - Edinburgh push-pull service. On April 4th two round trips were completed with 5392, whilst the next day one round trip was made with 5401. On April 11th the 08.15 Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh was worked from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh by 7582.

1973
A short two coach working was handled on July 24th 1973 working the Edinburgh - Carlisle portion of the 08.25 Edinburgh - Manchester Victoria.

Shortly after transfer to Springs Branch in September 1983, 7582 was noted working the 16.55 Manchester Victoria - Preston on October 28th.

1974
On August 3rd the 11.15 Euston - Barrow was worked forward from Preston by 25232.

On October 17th 25232 rescued an ailing 37219 at Carlisle on the 4E75 Glasgow – Stockton freightliner taking the train onto its destination.

1975
On its reallocation to Eastfield during May 1975 25232 did not see much passenger activity, during the latter half of 1975 it only worked July 21st's 21.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.

1976
On June 16th 25232 & 25240 worked the 14.10 Glasgow Central - Euston service as far as Carlisle via the Glasgow & South Western route due to a derailment on the Beattock line.

On May 18th & 19th 25232 was noted on roundtrip Glasgow Queen Street - Mallaig (or Fort William?) services. On May 20th an early morning Mallaig - Glasgow Queen Street service was worked from Fort William (?) by 25232.

The 14.10 Glasgow Central - Euston on June 19th was worked to Carlisle by 25232 & 25240 via Kilmarnock & Dumfries due to a derailment on the Beattock route.

1977
On April 13th & 14th 25232 was noted working services between Glasgow Queen Street & Fort William (or Mallaig?).

1978
March 11th saw four military specials run from Rosyth to Ludgershall. All changed locomotives at Newcastle, 1Z72 arrived behind 40030 and left with 25066 (HA) & 25232 (ED), this pair had brought in 1Z73 surrendering that to 47273. A strange maneuver assuming it is reported properly, which would suggest that the pair of 25’s were the only machines to make the whole trip, but having worked two separate trains!

A Spalding - Fort William ‘Merrymaker’ on June 3rd 1978 reached Cowlairs on time behind 47218, here 25062 & 25230 took over, only to be replaced at Dumbarton Central by 25246 & 27029. On the climb to Glen Falloch 25246 lost its coolant, being replaced at Crianlarich by 25232 which had been travelling south. Arrival at Fort William was over two hours late. Despite careful examination of these two machines prior to the return working 25232 failed whilst on the climb to Corrour. The Class 25 was left here, 27029 continued single handed to Bridge of Orchy where 27043, sent from Eastfield was attached. Time was gained from this point onwards with 47218 waiting at Cowlairs to head south.

25232 at Polmadie on June 29th 1978. The hinged ventilator grilles indicate a dual braked locomotive, whilst barely visible is a Scottish Region modification to the battery isolating switch cover, the hinged flaps have been replaced by a simple metal cover with three circular moveable access points. This modification was carried until withdrawn.

1979
On April 16th the 10.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25232, the next day (17th) 25232 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs. 25232 was noted at Dundee depot on April 21st.

25232 was busy on passenger work during early May.On May 3rd 25232 worked the 11.03 Perth - Edinburgh, the next day (4th) it worked the 07.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street, whilst on May 7th 25232 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs.

On September 10th 25232 obtained a run over the Highland mainline with an unidentified Inverness - Edinburgh service.

On November 10th 25232 & 26033 worked an Edinburgh - Inverness service.

1980
25232's last recorded passenger working occurred on February 16th hauling a special Glasgow to Edinburgh for the Scotland v France Rugby game.

Noted out of service at Polmadie May 23rd 1980 awaiting N4 repairs.

25232 was noted at Ayr depot on October 16th.

25232 was withdrawn on December 1st 1980.

Distinguishing Features
No.2 cab drivers side: at least three dents/scrape marks on corner & cab side: at least February 1980 until withdrawal.

Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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