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They sold it to the Lancashire Moss Litter Company at Astley, where it stayed until March 1976 when it entered preservation at the Moseley School Railway, Cheadle Hulme.

It underwent a complex restoration, and became one of the iconic locos at the School.

It has a special place in the history of the Moseley organisation as it was used on the last passenger train at the School, as shown in the photo.The cab also became a Special Place, as it was used to cover the toilet facilities at the School – this is why it isn’t on the loco in the photo.Unfortunately, the intervening years have been very unkind to the loco, and it has suffered major damage to the engine block.

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