I thought Y8 was just a hulk, probably a parts donor for the other Y (Y6?) at DRR.
Whilst Y8 is currently a sadly stripped hulk and parts donor, I hope it doesn't follow U1 and ZC32 to the scrappers, as Y8 is one of the most historical locos in Tasmania - being the very final locomotive built in Tasmania at the Launceston Railway Workshops.
I would like to see Y8, eventually cosmetically restored and put on a plinth in front of Launceston Workshops with plaques denoting its historical status.
Sending Y8 to scrap would be one of the most callous acts of heritage destruction in the history of the state - so hopefully those persons with control over its fate will have sufficient conscience not to allow such an occurrence to take place and when it is finally deemed surplus, is offered to one of the local preservation groups at Launceston Workshops.