In the early 2000s, the locomotive and the other park rolling stock were purchased by a Barcelona-based group, with the aim of starting a railway along the sea-front in Mataró, which lies along the coast from Barcelona. The group was unable to start the railway, but did continue to overhaul the locomotive No. 8457 and its sister, No. 8455. The group also had the chassis and parts from the diesel conversion, No. 8473. The fourth member of the family, No. 8456, was restored in the 1990s as a static display at Seville.