The locomotive spent most of its working life in the West Country. It was withdrawn from Bristol in 1963 and sent to Woodham Brothersscrapyard in Barry, South Wales. It was rescued by members of the Great Western Society and sent to Didcot Railway Centre in 1971. It saw considerable main line service (including being involved in the GWR 150 celebrations in 1985), as well as in the centre. It is currently[when?] on static display and is waiting for an overhaul.