|Balmenach at Boat of Garten|
The story goes that once the locomotives were at Carron, the engineering department of SMD who were based in Elgin would periodically visit Carron distillery to steam Balmenach and run her up and down the short length of track remaining (Dailuaine was non-operational by this time). This continued until the auditors noticed that there was a steam locomotive on the books but the company had no rail-connected distilleries any more. The board subsequently told the engineering department to dispose of the locomotives and a call was made to Eric Cooper of the newly-established Strathspey Railway.
A hand-over ceremony was arranged and Balmenach was steamed for the last time at Carron, and celebratory drams were provided. It must have been a memorable occasion, although some of those present may only have had a vague recollection of events by the following morning.