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Early in 2018 in Rugby Stabling I mentioned that revised maintenance arrangements would need to be made following my departure from Willesden Depot for stabling, for the time being, at Rugby. I managed to arrange for a 'C' exam and other maintenance work by Nemesis Rail at Burton upon Trent back in February 2018 but, although the 'C' exam was performed, not all of the other maintenance work was completed before my charter commitments for 2018 forced a return to Rugby.

Accordingly, on 20th December 2018, 86259 returned to Burton upon Trent firstly by travelling 'light engine' from Rugby to Lichfield in the capable hands of Phil Spice and then being dragged from there to Nemesis Rail by diesel loco 31128 Charybdis in company with another diesel loco.