This locomotive was built by the Wigan Coal & Iron Co Ltd in 1887 to work around its collieries.
In 1947 the locomotive passed into ownership of the National Coal Board (NCB).
Between 1949 and 1954 the locomotive was observed working in the Atherton and Westhoughton area. In the 1950s and early 1960s it was noted at work on the colliery line which ran from Standish to the West Coast Main Line about a mile north of Wigan North Western Station.
The locomotive ended its industrial working life at Hafod Colliery at Wrexham.
When it was no longer required it was sold to Maudland Metals Scrapyard. It remained there until 1976 when it was bought by the Lindsay Loco Trust.
The locomotive was then restored at Steamtown at Carnforth and steamed there again in 1981.
Carnforth is no longer open to the public and is now the base for West Coast Railways.The locomotive was still based at Carnforth in 2018.