Alleys Heavy Haulage picked up the contract to haul the loco back to Crewe rail depot for repair.
After being shunted down the 'old Preston dock railway' to Ribble Steam Railway into the sidings it took just over two hours to bring it onto the deck of this mighty lorry.
As regards the fault or when it will be in service again is unknown but no doubt many are willing it's speedy recovery to assist in mainline duties to haul trains and support steam excursions and special events.
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