This locomotive was built in 1910 by Manning and Wardle & Co and was delivered new to Lloyd Ironstone Co to work in their quarries after the opening of blast furnaces in 1910 at Corby.
Lloyds Ironstone was amalgamated in 1919 with Alfred Hickman Ltd of Bilston and they, in turn, were bought by Stewarts & Lloyds in 1922, thus bringing the Corby system into S&L ownership.
The locomotive was given the name Dolobran after the name of the owners homestead near Welshpool.
Further locomotives were supplied to work at Corby to the same Manning and Wardle design but as Manning and Wardle had ceased trading later ones were supplied by Kitson and then Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn limited following the closure of Kitsons.
After withdrawal from service in 1968 the locomotive was preserved in storage at the Kent and East Sussex Railway from 1972 before going to North Woolwich in 1984 and then Peak Rail in 2002.
In 2003 it moved to the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) at Ruddington. Restoration work commenced at Ruddington and it was originally hoped to have it back in working order in 2012 but this did not prove to be the case. By 2015 the locomotive looked quite derelict.
By 2017 work had started on restoring the locomotive at Ruddington.