I just saw the February 2010 issue of Today's Railways, published in England, which contains a story about former SNCF Mikado 141 R 568, now owned by an English entrepreneur who has put together a 10-car excursion train of restored and reconfigured Swiss coaches for excursion service. The locomotive was built by Baldwin in November 1945 and shipped to France in April 1946 as part of the well-known export order. It was stored after January 1960 and withdrawn by SNCF in June 1974; it has been the property of various owners since then. Restoration was accomplished with the aid of engineers from Wasatch Railroad Contractors of Cheyenne, Wyo., because of their familiarity with the locomotive's auxiliaries, which were all of American design and manufacture. It pulled an excursion on the weekend of December 12-13, 2009(!), and more excursions are planned in 2010. According to the story, there are five other 141 Rs preserved in operating condition, as well as three others which are stored inoperable, owned by various organizations and kept at a number of locations in France and Switzerland. Of the five which are operable, there is one, also in Switzerland, which is also being groomed for excursion service in 2010. The story also states that these locomotives were much liked in France because of low maintenance.