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The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society Limited Registered Charity No 261751

The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society was formed as the '8F Preservation Society' at the end of steam on British Railways in 1968 to preserve one of the Stanier 8F 2-8-0 locomotives. It was successful in saving locomotive, No 48773, LMS No 8233.

The locomotive is normally based on the Severn Valley Railway. It has previously been seen hauling charter trains in different parts of the UK on the main line network and it has made visits to other preserved railways.

Our locomotive was built in 1940 by North British to serve the War Department during the Second World War and it has had an interesting and varied history since.

Membership of the Society is available here. One of the benefits is the Society magazine, Black Eight. Members are also regularly updated through the Black Eight Newsletter which carries up to date information.

Photos below show the engine on the a Meet the Engine Weekend held in August 2019.

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 The Society has some back issues of 'Black Eight' magazine which it is offering for general sale  Available copies listed below.

Price £5 per issue, inclusive of postage.

They are available through our Sales Dept at 40, Laverick Rd, Jacksdale, Nottingham. NG16 5LQ

Issues available are:

  • 138  Autumn 2016
  • 143  Spring 2019
  • 139  Spring 2017
  • 144  Autumn 2019
  • 140  Autumn 2017
  • 145  Spring 2020
  • 141  Spring 2018
  • 146  Autumn 2020
  • 142  Autumn 2018

Donation Information

We are extremely thankful for all memberships and

donations that support the overhaul to get 48773 back into traffic. If you would like to donate, or read more about other ways to support the Society, please click here.


Membership is also one click away. Please see our membership page, or click here for the latest membership form.