To contact the Stanier 8F Locomotive Society Limited please see Society Information and Contacts

The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society Limited Registered Charity No 261751

Society Information and Contacts


Contact Details


Contact Details


Vice President:

George Moon


Jeff  Ryan,
5 Baas Hill Close,
Herts, EN10 7EU
01992 442260

Railtour Organiser:

David McIntosh,
1 Hawthorns,

Comberton Road,
Kidderminster, Worcs,
DY10 3DH.
01562 864906

Vice-Chairman: Magazine Editor
and Newsline:

Rob Newman,
30 Foley Gardens,

Stoke Prior,
Bromsgrove, Worcs,

B60 4LD

Secretary and

Peter Stych,
73 Maesquarre Road,
Betws, Ammanford,

SA18 2LF
01269 594865

Publicity Officer:

Bill Northrop

Sales Director:

Terry Donlan,
40 Laverick Road, Jacksdale,

NG16 5LQ
01773 781896


 Jim Norman


Rod Day

Working Party:

John Wilcox
01902 330198


Alan Tuggey


Nicky Glover (nee Newman)


I.S. Chapman, R. Day, T.G.B. Donlan, D.R. McIntosh, G.M. Moon, W.P. Murray,

R.G. Newman, D. Jones, J. Pedder, J.N. Ryan, N. Glover, P.G. Stych

Contributions, articles, letters and photographs are warmly welcomed from readers and may be of general railway interest. If you would like to send in a contribution please contact the Editor, making sure to provide your contact details so if your contribution is used we can give you recognition!


In August 1968 there were no plans for the official preservation of a Stanier 8F 2-8-0 heavy freight locomotive despite the fact that over 600 had seen BR service and several were destined to work even on the last weekend of steam.

The 8F Preservation Society decided to purchase one of these fine locomotives and successfully acquired No 48773 which went to the Severn Valley Railway. As it happened the Society saved not only the locomotive in the best condition but one with a fascinating history of service abroad during World War 2.

The locomotive, equally well known as LMS 8233 or BR 48773, has been based on the SVR since then, apart from periods on hire to other private railways and occasional forays on to the main line. The locomotive remains in the ownership of the Society which became The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society Ltd in 1970.


Ordinary membership of the Society is currently £18 per year and members receive the magazine Black Eight, have the opportunity to join Society working parties on the locomotive and participate in other activities.

New members are most welcome, whether they wish to take an active or 'armchair' role. For further information please contact Peter Stych at 73 Maesquarre Road, Betws, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 2LF. Telephone 01269 594865. (For a Membership application form in PDF format click here)


 Locomotive location:   Highley Engine House

                                    Station Rd,


                                    Bridgnorth,  WV16 6NZ