The nineteen year career of D7590/25240 started and ended at LMR depots connected by a thirteen year stint on the Scottish Region.
Built Darlington Locomotive Works
D7590 was new to Toton (16A) on April 15th 1964. Further transfers were:
May 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered February 2nd 1974.
25240 was the 193rd Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of six withdrawn during August 1983.
After withdrawal 25240 moved to Swindon Works on September 22nd 1983 and was scrapped there during the first week of December 1983.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works April 1966.
Condition no month: green livery with full yellow ends, no frame level stripe, gangway doors present, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, dual braked - hinged ventilators.
On April 11th a return Glasgow Central - Aberdeen Scottish Cup Final special was worked by 7590 & 5337. Most of the specials were in the hands of Class 40s.
Condition July: green livery with full yellow ends, no frame level stripe, gangway doors present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, 'D' prefix present.
With a long period allocated to either Eastfield or Haymarket, 25240 had the opportunity to operate many Scottish Region passenger services. Such workings included services from Glasgow to Carlisle, Oban, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh to Perth, Stirling, Dundee, Glasgow & Carstairs. Its longest one day passenger haulage occured on May 8th when it worked an Edinburgh - Scarborough mystery excursion to York and back (409 miles), with 40068 covering the York - Scarborough section.
On March 12th the 18.30 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh push-pull service was worked by 7590 & 5388.
25240 was noted at Edinburgh at noon on May 1st with seven coaches, possibly deputising for a multiple unit.
A short working for 25240 on June 5th was the 17.15 Aberdeen - Stonehaven. The 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs was worked by 25240 on June 26th & July 20th.
25240 was stabled at Eastfield depot on the evening of August 14th. On August 31st 25240 was noted southbound through Stirling with an air braked freight.
On September 5th 25240 worked the 22.45 Carstairs - Edinburgh.
The 16.10 Glasgow Central - Nottingham was worked to Carlisle by 25240 & 26033 on March 14th. On March 29th 25240 worked the 05.55 Stirling - Edinburgh.
The 07.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street and the 12.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee were worked by 25240 on April 5th. Two days later (7th) 25240 worked the 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh 12.47 Edinburgh - Perth. On April 12th the 10.06 Dundee - Kings Cross utilised 25240 as far as Edinburgh where 55002 was on hand to takeover.
Condition July: Battery Isolating Switch (BIS) side of locomotive has smaller hinged ventilator grille at extreme left (No.2 end) of lower row.
The 20.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25240 on July 20th & 22nd. Five days later on July 27th 25240 worked the 12.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle.
On August 28th 25240 & 25081 were noted working various Kensington Olympia - Willesden motorail services.
The 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the return 18.00 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25240 & 25057 on September 5th.
The 12.20 Dundee - Edinburgh and the 14.25 Edinburgh - Dundee were worked by 25240 on February 20th.
Condition May: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, central lamp bracket and other fittings removed from cab front, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight-sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, No.1 cab end - fire warning stencilled at frame level behind cab door.
On June 29th 25240 was stabled at Ayr depot during the two day NUR strike.
On April 22nd 25240 & 25190 worked an Ellesmere Port - Exeter Riverside bitumen tank service.
On May 3rd the morning freight from Bury St Edmunds to Whitemoor was handled by 25240. 25218 & 25240 were noted with an engineer's permanent way train through Warrington Bank Quay on May 12th.
The last two recorded passenger working for 25240 were both short and caused by unexpected operating conditions. On May 16th 25240 assisted 86229 on the 16.10 Euston - Liverpool between Nuneaton & Birmingham New Street after a derailment affected the Trent Valley route. The next day (17th) the 07.28 Hereford - Birmingham New Street diesel multiple unit required assistance after it failed at Rowley Regis, 25240 assited to Langley Green (1 mile) where 25202 took over.
A double headed combination worked August 3rd’s 00.30 Cardiff – Manchester mail with 25032 & 25240.
25240 was withdrawn on August 28th 1983.
Page added November 19th 2012.