D7665 was train air brake fitted and delivered in blue livery with full yellow ends.
During December D7662 - 7665 were transferred to the Birmingham Division (D02).
7665 returned to the London Division (D01) during July.
It was a trip to the seaside (well almost) on August 4th when 5272 & 7665 worked the 08.30 Walsall - Yarmouth as far as Norwich, returning from there with the 14.30 return leg.
Renumbered to 25315 during March.
During the first week of June Cricklewood based 25315 was having adventures in the West Country leading the empty coaching stock of the 15.45 Lympstone Commando - Birmingham down the Exmouth branch, train locomotive 46004 was attached to the rear.
During the first week of August 25315 was active in the Exeter area, on 3rd being noted on a Barnstaple service.
25315 was transferred to Toton during November, the same month it was noted at Derby Works for N6 repairs. On December 13th it was noted on the 02.25 Euston - Bletchley forward from Watford Junction.
25315 assisted three services between Watford Junction & Willesden on August 22nd due to engineering work requiring the power to be turned off.
On September 3rd 25315 made very heavy weather of the eleven coach 07.36 Northampton – Euston, the slow line was taken at Ledburn to allow the Class 86 powered 07.46 ex Northampton to pass!!
The 13.15 Stranraer Harbour - Glasgow Central featured 25315 & 26040 for the first leg of the journey to Ayr on January 19th.
On May 3rd 25315 handled an extra Holyhead – Pengam freightliner.
The 10.10 Euston - Shrewsbury utilised 25315 & 25259 forward from Birmingham New Street on June 18th.
During July 25315 was transferred to Crewe. At month end it was noted assisting an electric service between Bletchley & Rugby, the power was off for engineering work.
On August 9th the 07.34 Manchester Victoria - Liverpool was hauled by 25315.
During the week before Christmas 25315 was noted on December 20th hauling an unadvertised Euston - Hemel Hempstead service, again power was off due to overhead line damage.
July 19th's 14.00 Scarborough - Liverpool became a failure at Patricroft, here 25315 was added to 47567 for the run to Liverpool.
Christmas Eve travellers in North Wales had the delights of 25315 on an afternoon Llandudno Town - Scarborough service, the Type 2 replaced at Manchester Victoria by a Class 47.
February 18th's 17.25 Liverpool - Euston utilised 25315 & 25287 to Crewe via Chester, with a Class 86/2 taking over the train at Crewe.
A charter from Stranraer Harbour to Dover on March 7th was worked by 25315 & 27206 to Ayr where 20048 & 20137 took over.
25315 & 25286 covered the last leg of a relief Exeter - Edinburgh from Carstairs on August 5th.
A dmu failure on September 10th found 25315 covering the 07.47 Carlisle - Newcastle throughout whilst a similar event on September 29th ?? found 25315 on the 06.16 Barrow - Manchester Victoria service. Three days later on October 2nd 25315 worked three passenger services between Preston & Liverpool.
25315 was transferred to Kingmoor in November and renumbered 25910.
The final days of 1986 and the first days of 1987 were spent in the Warrington area. On January 2nd 25910 was noted at Chester for inspection and repair having been involved in a fatality, no other details of this are recorded. On January 8th & 11th it was noted in the Llandudno Junction area. On the afternoon of 11th 25910 joined up with 25902 to work a job to Ellesmere Port. This pair would remain together at least until January, working jobs in the Llandudno Jct, Crewe & Warrington areas.
By January 23rd 25910 had been joined to 25912 working jobs to Deanside, Winsford, Over & Wharton and Garston to name but a few - how long this pair remained together is not known. By month end 25910 was running up the miles in the Warrington area.
For much of February 25910 was recorded working in the Llandudno Jct area, though by 24th it was stopped at Crewe with a compressor fault, repairs were expected to be completed by February 25th. 25910 came to the rescue of 47540 at Colwyn Bay on February 17th after the latter failed on a Holyhead – Stratford freightliner, both were replaced at Rhyl by 47140.
By March 3rd 25910 had reached Carlisle, with an 'A' & 'B' exam being carried out here. By March 6th 25910 was noted on the 6S81 Tyne Yard - Mossend. The next day it was back at Carlisle and then on to Warrington on the 9L63.
By lunchtime on March 18th 25910 had reached Crewe where it was taken out of service. On the morning on June 24th it was moved down to Basford Hall for storage. On July 16th 1987 25042, 25058, 25285 & 25910 moved as the 9L37 10.50 Basford Hall - Leicester Humberstone Road, this batch of locomotives were tripped to Berry's Yard on July 24th as the 9T16. By the third week of September 1987 25910 had been disposed of.
With thanks to Neil Cannon for making available the TOPS reports for 1987.
Page added August 5th 2006.