This may have some crossover with another thread about locos that were scrapped later than others, but I’ve always been interested in the tales of locomotives that were earmarked for preservation, or an attempt was made to preserve them, but they were cut up anyway. Just find it an interesting ‘what may have been’. I’ve heard/read tales of the last Claud Hamilton being cut up by mistake, and Britannia 70036 nearly being saved until BR told its potential new owner he wouldn’t be allowed to run it on BR metals. More recently there was the WD 2-8-0 that was stored in a Swedish tunnel along with the example now at the K&WVR. I’d heard it was intended for the Nene Valley, but a mix up led to it being scrapped. Any other tales of unfortunate near-misses?