In 1964, she was retired from service and sold as scrap to Woodham Brothers of Barry Island, Wales. She was rescued from there by the Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society in 1980 and renovated. It was one of their members, Harry Frith, who built the replica footplate. The train is currently undergoing boiler renovation at Ropley for the Mid Hants Railway.
In Eastleigh Museum, there is a replica of the footplate of the Steam Train ‘828’. The original was built in 1927 at Eastleigh and she spent the majority of her life working out of the Salisbury shed where she hauled both freight and passengers.