The twenty one year one month career of D7585/25235 was split between allocations to London Midland & Scottish Region depots, with a definate dominance of the former.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D7585 was new to Toton (16A) on February 13th 1964. Further transfers were:
February 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered to November 12th 1973.
25235 was the 236th Class 25 withdrawn, one of three retired during March 1985.
After withdrawal 25235 was stored at Bescot Yard from March 1985 until moved by rail to Basford Hall Yard on July 11th 1990, Carnforth (13th), Workington (14th), Carlisle (17th), Mossend (Aug 1st) and Glasgow Works (Aug 4th) for asbestos removal by MC Metal Processing. The locomotive then moved by road to Bo'ness during the middle of October 1990.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works July 1966.
On December 7th D7585 was noted at Ilkley, having brought one parcels coach from Leeds, returning later to Leeds.
On February 3rd & 4th 7585 & 7573 were the Manchester Victoria bankers. 7585 was noted at Edge Hill on February 13th and was the Manchester Victoria banker on February 18th & 19th. The 17.30 FO Manchester - York was worked by 7585 on February 27th.
It was railtour duty on April 11th when the 'Midlands Enterprise' railtour from Waterloo was worked roundtrip Stockport - Dinting by 7585 & 7597. Both locomotives retained green livery with frame level white stripe and full yellow ends.
On September 4th the Derby - Yarmouth was worked to Norwich by 7585 & 7533.
7585 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on April 5th & 10th. The 14.20 Euston - Carlisle on April 30th was worked forward from Preston by 7585.
7585 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on May 2nd.
On July 8th 7585 & 5208 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning with the 09.28 ex-Yarmouth.
At about 6pm on September 18th 7585 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with an up freight. 7585 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on September 20th.
7585 was on coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on October 4th, 5th, 6th & 9th.
At about 7am on April 5th 7585 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with a down freight.
At about 5pm on June 1st 7635 was noted in the coal yard near Olive Mount Junction. During the morning of June 9th 7585 was noted at Manchester Victoria with an up van train.
A Leicester - Norwich football special on November 3rd 1973 was worked roundtrip (?) by 7585 & 5185.
7585 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on September 24th.
On May 24th the 09.11 Newcastle - Paignton was noted at Sheffield & Exeter behind 25235 & 25298, did they start out from Newcastle? A month later on June 28th 25235 worked the 09.00 Llandudno Town - York throughout. During July 1975 25235 was transferred to the Scottish Region, spending five and a half years allocated to either Eastfield or Haymarket.
25235 was noted on October 9th with the Fort William - Mallaig portion of the ex-06.00 Glasgow Queen Street.
On December 6th Type 2s were in charge of a number of football & rugby specials in the Edinburgh area including 25087 & 25235.
On July 28th 1978 25235 banked an afternoon service out of Glasgow Queen Street. About a week later on August 7th 25235 worked the 12.50 Edinburgh - Perth whilst on August 19th 25235 handled the 20.45 Carlisle - Perth forward from Mossend Yard.
The 10.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town on September 8th 1979 was worked by 25235.
On June 14th 1980 the 08.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Scarborough was worked to Edinburgh by 25235. The last week of July 1980 was hectic for 25235, starting off on July 25th with the 17.25 Glasgow Central - Stranraer Harbour with 25079, the same pair returning the next day (26th) with the 01.20 Stranraer Harbour - Blackpool North to Carlisle and the return 09.43 Blackpool North - Stranraer Harbour from Carlisle (or possibly Ayr?). On July 27th 25235 & 25079 worked a roundtrip between Mossend Yard & Stirling on the overnight motorail services.
An 'E' exam was carried out at Toton during November.
1982 produced a mixed variety of passenger workings for 25235 starting with the 07.42 Manchester Victoria - Bangor on March 6th. Just over a month later on April 13th 25235 worked a Crewe - Cardiff service. Three days later (16th) 25235 worked a roundtrip late afternoon/evening Manchester Victoria - Bangor - Manchester Victoria turn after 25067 failed prior to departure.
On May 1st (and/or 3rd) 25235 worked the 18.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich from Leicester to Norwich.
A Barrow - Wembley Central football special on June 5th failed at Castlethorpe behind 40003, 25235 & 25060 worked the train forward to Euston. On June 26th/27th a weekend was spent on the Cambrian line with 25194; on 26th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street was followed by the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. The next day (27th) it was the turn of the 08.45 Birmingham New Street- Aberystwyth, the 16.40 Aberystwyth - Machynlleth and 17.25 return and finally the 18.15 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton.
On July 21st 25235 was noted at Bristol Bath Road. On July 24th 25235 & 25184 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram, between Norwich and Yarmouth they worked the 08.10 Leeds - Yarmouth and the 14.31 Yarmouth - Sheffield.
It was back to the Cambrian line on September 18th with 25182 to work the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury, but 25235 failed and was removed at Machynlleth.
An accident at Linslade Tunnel on December 9th created serious problems on the WCML, a series of extra services operated between Manchester & Sheffield, including 25235 working the 11.45 Manchester Piccadilly - Sheffield, the 13.15 return and the 17.15 Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly (not sure how 25235 got back to Sheffield to work this).
Then followed five workings north of the border starting on February 14th with the 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central and 15.50 return, February 15th's 12.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central, March 6th's 07.30 Glasgow Central - Carlisle and 12.40 return.
On July 29th 25235 was noted at Stoke on Trent.
A lineside fire north of Golbourne Junction on August 23rd saw 25235 assist the 09.30 Euston - Inverness between Golborne Junction & Preston.
The 'Worth Valley Wanderer' railtour on September 29th from Plymouth to Keighley was worked by 25235 & 25060 between Wolverhampton & Derby, travelling via Stafford - Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Manchester Victoria - Castleton - Hebden Bridge - Sowerby Bridge - Halifax - Blackburn - Preston - Carnforth - Skipton - Keighley - Normanton - Cudworth - Rotherham - Chesterfield & Derby for a total of 330 miles!
An accident at Wembley on October 12th 1984 produced 25235's last recorded passenger working, assisting the 00.30 Manchester Piccadilly - Euston the distance of one mile from Acton Canal Wharf Junction to Willesden.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added July 6th 2013.