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The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society Limited Registered Charity No 261751

The Power of The 8Fs

Published in March 2006, The Power of the 8Fs is a follow up to Working Steam: Stanier 8Fs - the colour album produced in 2002. Both volumes have been prepared by Society officers Jeff Ryan, David McIntosh and George Moon and published by Ian Allan.

The Power of the 8Fs features a colour cover and 112 pages of black and white photos of 8Fs at work in the UK and overseas, including Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy and the Suez Canal Zone. Over 230 photographs are included, representing the work of over 100 photographers.

The book is divided into the following sections:



Pre Nationalisation

Scotland, Carlisle and the West Coast Main Line to Lancaster

The Settle & Carlisle

Preston, the Fylde Peninsula, Wigan and East Lancashire


Manchester and Cheshire

The Peak District

ICI Hoppers, Buxton - Northwich

Chester, Wales and the Marches

The Potteries and the West Midlands

Gloucester and the West Country

West Coast Main Line, Nuneaton - Euston

The East Midlands

Midland Main Line, Leicester - St Pancras

The Great Central

Around London (WR and SR)

The Somerset & Dorset

War Department and Overseas Service


A Day in the Life of 48408


The book retails at £19.99. Copies are available from the Society at £17.50 - please contact our Sales Officer, Terry Donlan at 40 Laverick Road, Jacksdale, Nottingham, NG16 5LQ.

Telephone 01773 781896. Cheques should be made payable to The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society Ltd.