Built by Andrew Barclay at their Caledonian works in Kilmarnock in 1902, the 0-4-0 CT locomotive was given the works No of 880.
Sold new to Glenfield & Kennedy Foundry, at Kilmarnock, the loco was used to lift and transport around the works, the large castings, which were produced on the site. The loco was fitted with a 16 foot rotating turntable, with a lifting capacity of 5 Tons.
A new boiler was fitted in 1961, and the loco was still used at the works until the late 1960′s. In the 1970′s Glenfield moved to the Great Western Railway Centre at Didcot, and was worked on by the Oxford Polytechnic Transport Society, based at Market Overton.
Glenfield ceased to steam in the 1980′s and became a static exhibit at Steam Town in Carnforth. In year 2000 it was purchased by John Lees, and then in 2006 it was acquired by the LH Group and moved to the Statfold Barn site in Tamworth. On November 6th 2013 it arrived at Chasewater Railway for storage.
The future plan for this rare locomotive is that it will stay at Chasewater until Easter 2014, then travel to Crewe for restoration, with the aim of ending up at Beamish Museum.