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Withdrawn 10/69 and initially stored at Neville Hill, Leeds. Sold to R. E. Trem, Finningley and moved to C. F. Booth, Rotherham in June 1970. Stored there until c10/71 when moved to Shipbreaking (Queenborough), Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey. Exported in May 1972 by sea to the port of La Spezia, Liguria, Italy, thence to Ferralpi, Lonato, near Brescia, Italy where it carried number 1. Broken up c1982.

The earliest sighting in Italy so far traced is that from Edoardo Tonarelli in 1976. Edoardo noted at the time that although the locomotive was said to be D2294, the coupling rods were stamped 11212 and D2242. Why it was said to be D2294 is not clear, however, p.351 10/72 RO says 2293/4/5 had been exported to Italy from Queenborough. It seams that it was actually 2242/89/95 that had been exported with 2293/4 remaining at Queenborough.

D224221 August 1971C. F. Booth scrapyard, RotherhamAdrian Booth
D2242c23 March 1972Shipbreaking (Queenborough), QueenboroughIRS ref 72/339
D2242during 1976Feralpi, LonatoEdoardo Tonarelli