The £50,000 fund-raising drive for No. 31874 by the Swanage Moguls Fund was launched at the iconic Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford. Minus its tender, the unrestored 62-ton ‘U’ class steam locomotive No. 31625 appeared throughout the popular event, including being towed around the heavy haulage ring by vintage traction engines and a road transporter from Allelys of Studley in Warwickshire.
Here’s a YouTube clip of it in action.