On 10th November she was dragged out of her corner, having first been jacked up and then jacked across on a pair of metal sheets lubricated with Fairy Liquid. Shifting ten tonnes of loco within the confines of a pub is no easy task – the first ten metres took about three hours. With the help of a tractor with forklift she was eventually dumped onto the railway track and towed across The Cob for a bit of restoration.
Next year she will travel by road to Paddington where she will be on display for the six weeks beginning St David’s Day (1st March). Thereafter she has several other ambassadorial appearances to make including a beer festival at Olympia in conjunction with The Purple Moose Brewery.
This is how she was dragged out and her corner in the pub taken by a steam (horse drawn) fire engine.