We believe our Green Goddess, RXP 818, was built in 1956. For the majority of her time she would have been kept in operational readiness in one of the several air conditioned depots around the country.
We are currently trying to fill in her history so if you have any recollection of this particular Goddess please let us know. She may well have been used during one of the firemens' strikes but we currently have no details.
The very recent history we can be sure of. We purchased her on 30th July 2005 from Witham Specialist Vehicles with only 2500 miles on the clock. As with all of these engines everything had been very well maintained and was in full working order. The paintwork was in good order, no sign of rust and the engine started first time - not bad for a 50 year old.