9681 was Swindon in May 1949.

BR motive power depot allocations since 1948.

Date Arrived Depot
May 1949 Tondu (stored from October 1955)
April 1956 Oswestry
December 1960 Cardiff Canton
August 1962 Barry
January 1963 Cardiff East Dock

9681 was withdrawn in August 1965 and sent to Barry scrapyard. It was taken to the Dean Forest Railway in 1975 and returned to steam in 1984. It was taken out of service in 2013 was originally scheduled to return to service in 2016 after an overhaul. Following the lifting of the boiler it was thought that 9681 would return to steam in 2018 or 2019.

By October of 2017 Bryn Engineering of Wigan were re-boring the cylinders. A new chimney had been cast and the original chimney put up for sale.

The extensive overhaul being undertaken at Norchard on the Dean Forest Railway is expected to enable the locomotive to be back in service late in 2018.

Home Base Current Status Owner
Dean Forest Railway Under overhaul Dean Forest Locomotive Group

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