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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-
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.
Following the outstanding success of the inclusion of 48773 in the marvellous ‘End of Steam’ event held on the Severn Valley Railway in August, the Society is very pleased to announce a further “Meet the Engine Weekend” will be held on 29/30 September 2018 at Kidderminster Town station. This is the weekend following the SVR Autumn Steam Gala.
As in August, the locomotive will be on display to the public and footplate access will be possible.
The only other scheduled 'event' taking place at that time at Kidderminster will be the final weekend of Kidderminster Railway Museum's Guild of Railway Artists display of railway paintings. Talking of displays, John Pedder will bring along his highly acclaimed ‘End of Steam’ material for all those who missed it first time around.
Photos below show the engine on the Meet the Engine Weekend.
Radio Lancashire broadcast
On 27th August there was a BBC Radio Lancashire Special 'Lancashire's Farewell to Steam'.
Phil Cunliffe took a look at the 50 years since steam left Lancashire, including interviews at Highley with our own John Pedder and Archivist Jim Norman.
This broadcast is available on iPlayer for the next month Click Here to listen
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