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It was despatched on 16 June 1947 to Beauly station, Invernesshire and employed on a hydroelectric scheme contract in the Scottish Highlands.  In 1952, the loco was noted in the Hayes yard of George Bungey, a well-known loco dealer.

Bungey sold the loco on to Preston Corporation at their Spade Mill reservoir at Longridge, Lancashire.

The loco spent the rest of its working days at Spade Mill, transferring in due course (with the site) to the North West Water Authority (NWWA).

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