This locomotive has been mentioned at times in the large Bulleid thread elsewhere here but, as it could be back in steam in the next couple of years, I think a dedicated update thread would be useful. This locomotive came to the Great Central Railway in 1973 - the first Main Line locomotive to arrive. It was restored from "Barry condition" over the next twenty years and ran (mainly) on the GC until withdrawn around 2000 with firebox problems. It was stripped down and the bottom end has now been largely refurbished and re-assembled. The boiler was sent away to South Devon a year ago and it now has a new inner firebox with new thermic syphons. Much of the outer firebox is also new. It is expected that the boiler will return around April/May time. The tender frame and wheelsets are being refurbished and I believe, a new tank is being made (- the old one had been out on hire but had become increasingly "leaky").