Into service in February 1967, Sulzer type 2 No. D7672 was renumbered in 1973 as 25322. Although withdrawn from traffic in 1984, it was decided to repaint the loco at Tyseley Depot where it was unofficially named 'Tamworth Castle'. In November 1985 it was further renumbered as 25912. Following a period of storage at Crewe Basford Hall, it was removed to Leeds Holbeck as a maintenance training loco. In 1989 it was then repainted in two tone green and restored to main line standard in 1990. It worked a number of charters, including the one pictured at Cattal on 27th May 1990 which was a railtour in connection with the publication of theh edition of 'Modern Railways' magazine. The train had originated at King's Cross with haulage by 89001 to York, where the Class 25 took over for the section to Leeds via Harrogate. The loco was withdrawn in 1991 and bought privately and is currently at the Churnet Valley Railway awaiting restoration.
Paul Braybrook       


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