61264 amongst the vast throng of steam locos awaiting the cutter’s torch, Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, South Wales, 13th August 1968.
By 1965, the complete end of steam was in sight and 61264 was condemned in November of that year. Rather than being scrapped immediately, the loco became Departmental no. 29 and was allocated to stationary boiler duties, still at Colwick. There she became very run down, to the point of losing her centre driving wheels.
Final withdrawal came in July 1967, whereupon the centre driving wheels were replaced and the engine was sold for scrap to Woodham Brothers of Barry, South Wales, where she had arrived by April 1968. 61264 was notable for being the only ex-LNER locomotive to be sent to Barry, long after all but one other of the B1 class (61306, now called ‘Mayflower’) had been cut up for scrap.