Most of this information is taken from "Continent, Coalfield and Conservation - the biographical history of the British Army Austerity 0-6-0 saddle tank" by A.C.Lambert and J.C.Woods (Industrial Railway Society 1991)
13th November 1944 ... delivered to Barby, near Rugby
8th February 1945 ... to Lockerley, Wiltshire, a base used by the US Army
February 1945 ... to Longmoor Military Railway, Hampshire
1946 ... at Lockerley, Wiltshire
May 1947 ... at Hilsea, Hampshire
July 1947 ... at Ashchurch, Gloucestershire
29th September 1951 ... at Fratton MPD
September 1952 ... at Cairnryan Military Railway nr.Stranraer
November 1953 ... from store at Cairnryan Military Railway to Boughton, Nottinghamshire
June 1958 ... in store at Bicester, Oxfordshire
19th March 1960 ... to Bramley, Hampshire
September 1961 ... in store at Bramley
March 1962 ... sold to NCB
October 1962 ... to Hunslet's in Leeds, where she was rebuilt by 1964 with underfeed stoker and other modifications as HE3887 (see here)
March 1964 ... to Smithywood Coking Plant, Chapeltown, Leeds as SWCP 1
June 1968 ... back at Hunslet's for repair
December 1970 ... to Allerton Workshops, Castleford, Yorkshire for light overhaul
July 1973 ... working with underfeed stoker removed at Smithywood Colliery
February 1977 ... knocked on her side and damaged by runaway coke train
November 1977 ... out of use
March/May 1978 ... purchased by P.Wainwright of Nottingham, moved to Main Line Steam Trust, Loughborough
12th March 1979 ... moved to Midland Railway Trust, Butterley
August 1979 ... under repair at Midland Railway Trust, Ripley
March 1980 ... still under repair
21st April 1984 ... working passenger trains at Midland Railway Trust
1989 ... still at Midland Railway Trust
1990 ... acquired by D.Milham and moved to Isfield, East Sussex
1991 ... taken over by the Lavender Line preservation society, Isfield, requiring major repair
1995 ... returned to traffic and used to haul passenger trains on the Lavender Line
2003 ... out of use requiring boiler/firebox repairs
April 2009 ... bought by Norfolk Heritage Steam Railway Ltd., requiring major reconstruction
May 2009 ... moved to a private yard near the Mid-Norfolk Railway.
Up until 1962 all the locations mentioned are military bases or installations, with the exception of Fratton Motive Power Depot which was a BR Southern Region shed. We have no idea what 3193 was doing there.
3193 is certainly a well-travelled loco, though some of her sisters travelled even further, ending their lives in France, Belgium or Holland. It might be thought from this list that she has needed an awful lot of repairs, but one has to remember that she is 70 years old, and that the list is based on whatever paperwork has survived. Repairs probably generate more paperwork than normal everyday working!
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