The locomotive has carried many names over the years including Bletchley Park Station X, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Gauge O Guild but now carries Devon Diesel Society. It was named after the group who repainted it most recently. It survived in active main line service until late 2017 with DCRail and still carries their corporate livery at the time of writing. The locomotive still has wiring for modern safety equipment including TPWS, OTMR and GSMR.
The locomotive was stored out of service at Washwood Heath before being moved with some classmates to the Weardale Railway. Having sat inactive, it was purchased by the Northamptonshire Class 31 Group and moved to Wirksworth for work to return it to service. Once operational once again, the locomotive will operate some passenger trains on the EVR before moving on.
|Class or Type:||31||Works No:||209|
|Brake Type:||Vacuum and Air||Operational Status:||Under Repair|
|Owner:||Northamptonshire Class 31 Group||Arrived:||April 2018|