It was sold to Richard Preston Senior by Harry Beeforth from Whitby, a threshing contractor in the years after World War II. The engine was then known as Princess Royal and was fitted with a 3/4 cab. Dick left the engine to his wife Elsie, who in turn left it to her daughter Betsy. On Betsy Walkington´s death in 2002 it was then passed on in her will to her son John and daughter Ann. Each year the engine takes part in a number of social occasions, road-runs being a speciality, and favourite rally is Duncombe Park near Helmsley in North Yorks.
Some of the events attended by this engine include;
- Earlier years
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