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The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society is pleased to offer for sale copies of a major
work on 8F's.
To introduce this excellent book some extracts from some published reviews follow:-
"...for those who want a nostalgia fix or want to remember for a few moments the times when Britain had railways that worked, then this book should be standard issue on library shelves. And if you are a camera enthusiast your eyes will drink in images captured by some of Britain's best railway photographers" Burnley Express
"The captions are to a good standard, as is the reproduction and printing. Three pleasant overseas views are included too. I had many favourite views in this album, which is also a good reference source for modellers as very often the wider scene -
"One of the great steam railway engines of all time, Sir William Stanier's unromantically designated 8F, was so significant that it still has an enthusiastic locomotive society dedicated to its preservation. Now, there is a well deserved literary and colourful, pictorial tribute to the locomotives...Many of the photographs used in the book were taken on what was essentially the 8Fs home patch, the north west -
"This modestly priced all colour volume will be Stanier 8F heaven for aficionados of the class and presents a series of stunning portraits of them in action on all the BR regions, principally, of course, on heavy freight duties, but occasionally hauling a parcels train, Somerset and Dorset main line stopping service or special or rescuing a failed DMU. As a definitive album of the 8Fs, this volume cannot be but highly recommended." Heritage Railway
The following review appears in Black Eight 112:-
"There are no prizes for recognising the names of the authors of this new volume, as this is the eagerly-
Early indications are that the book is proving to be a good seller, with some excellent reviews and letters of congratulation being received on behalf of the authors by the Society."
The all colour album contains 88 photographs being the work of 38 photographers. The authors have stuck closely to the title of the book, meaning that only three shed scenes (Northwich, Royston and Willesden) are included.
The sheer number of quality transparencies exceeded all expectations and there is sufficient material to fill another 2 volumes.
With colour transparency film not in wide use prior to the 1960's there is inevitably a concentration of scenes from the North West. However, the album has been divided into sections, the other areas being Scotland, Yorkshire, The Peak District, West Midlands, East Midlands, South East, Wales and The Marches, The West Country and Overseas. Many of the captions are in excess of 100 words and, wherever possible, additional background material has been provided.
Copies may be ordered from the Society's Sales Department:-
C/O Terry Donlan
40 Laverick Road
Please send your remittance payable to the Society with your order. The cost is £14.99 including postage and package. If you would like a copy signed by the 3 authors, please indicate.
Listed below are the locomotives, locations, photographers, workings and the builders who are featured. The vast majority of photos are taken between the late 1950's and August 1968, whilst those taken in Iraq and Turkey follow a little later. The earliest shot is black and white but has been hand tinted by the photographer and dates from 1939.
Of the above, 7 locomotives appear twice whilst 48062 and 48729 share top billing with 3 appearances each.
Alloway Junction, Ashwood Dale, Aylesbury, Bamber Bridge, Bath, Beattock, Birkenhead, Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill, Blackburn, Blackwell, Bourne End, Brock Troughs, Builth Road, Bury, Bushey Troughs, Cardiff, Carlisle (Kingmoor), Near Chapel-
Peter Alexander, Hugh Ballantyne, Don Beecroft, Tony Bowles, Mike Chapman, Frank Cronin, Derek Cross, John Edgington, Ken Fairey, Ken Falconer, Peter Fitton, Bill Gates, Richard S Greenwood, Roy Hobbs, Bert Holland, Ken Horan, Geoff Hunt, Derek Huntriss, Alan Jarvis, Michael Mensing, Gavin Morrison, Les Nixon, Vic Nutton, Trevor Owen, Derek Penney, Bill Potter, Keith Preston, Edgar Richards, Paul Riley, Geoff Rixon, Basil Roberts, Gerald T Robinson, Don Rowland, Eric Russell, Neville Simms, George Staddon, Tommy Tomalin and Michael Welch.
Horwich and Vulcan Foundry 13 each
Swindon and North British 12 each
Ashford and Eastleigh 2 each
Beyer Peacock Nil
Mixed freights of all descriptions.
Conveyance of anhydrite, ballast, breakdown crane, bricks, cattle, coal, coke, containers, engineers spoil, gunpowder, gypsum, limestone, newspapers, oil, parcels, soda ash, track panels, weedkiller and a failed dmu! Some of the workings are of course return empties.
Passenger workings -
Agecroft, Bath (Green Park), Bescot, Bletchley, Bolton, Burton, Buxton, Carlisle (Kingmoor), Coalville, Crewe South, Cricklewood, Edge Hill(Liverpool), Gloucester, Heaton Mersey, Kettering, Kirkby, Leeds (Holbeck), Leicester, Lostock Hall, Mold Junction, Newton Heath, Northwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Patricroft, Polmadie (Glasgow), Rose Grove, Royston, Rugby, Saltley, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stockport (Edgeley), Stoke, Stourton, Tyseley, Wellingborough, Westhouses, Willesden and Woodford Halse.
|8F Photo Misc2|
|A Day of Memories|
|Photographs from K P Lawrence|
|Austrian Railway Museum|
|Focus on Birmingham New Street|
|Peter Cupper Visits Bletchley|
|Nuclear Freight Trains Through Worcestershire|
|A Bit Part in The Woman in Love|
|Black Eight - Autumn 2014 Cover|
|Railway adventures in Norway|
|WORKING STEAM: STANIER 8F's|
|THE POWER OF THE 8Fs|