This is the story of one engine, 3802, that has entered the preservation world in 2006 after twenty two years of restoration by a dedicated band of people and over a quarter of a million pounds of money. The programme is specialised in the respect that it includes much of the re-building of the engine from the frames upwards This is ably explained by Project manager Mike Trend. The difficulties encountered along the way is restoring old parts and obtaining many new ones for a 70 ton locomotive without the facilities of Swindon Works are shown.
All the difficulties were overcome and the sight of 3802 eventually coming back to life is a joy to behold. A little bit of archive film of the class in service is included as is its removal from Woodhams yard. The final part of the restoration at Llangollen with boiler steam testing is shown and the engine's running in over this picturesque line is shown in detail. The story is over two hours long but it is a story worth telling for anyone to learn what is involved in such a project to get a locomotive into working order for people to enjoy for years to come. All profits from the sale of this video film are to be ploughed back into 3802. 120 minutes.