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The team at Leicester acquired another of the Cadeby fleet – a petrol Lister, which ran at the New Star brickworks, not far from the Abbey Pumping Station.

The O& behaved impeccably, which is most unusual for a petrol loco – these are frequently the most temperamental of beasts – which was a real testament to the work of the late John Lucas, who carried out the original restoration of the Baby at Cadeby in the 1980s.

And yes, before you ask, that is a space rocket in the background – the National Space Centre adjoins the APS site.

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