This locomotive was build in 1937, and was withdrawn in 1979, after 42 years of service. After being on the plinth for some 30 years, since 1980, the locomotive is in a surprisingly good condition. One of the reasons being that is protected from vandalism within a fairly high fenced-in area which surrounds the municiplity building in Barkly East. This is locked-up after office hours. So should you wish to get a closer look at the locomotive, it would be best to visit during municipality office hours.