|A bit of oil to cross The Cob|
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.
Today, St David’s Day, she was unveiled at Paddington Station where she'll spend the next 6 weeks brightening up the daily commutes. Thereafter she has several other ambassadorial appearances to make.
This is how she was dragged out and her corner in the pub taken by a steam (horse drawn) fire engine.