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Welcome to the website of the Stanier Mogul Fund, proud custodians of London Midland and Scottish Railway 'Stanier Mogul' steam locomotive No 13268 (subsequently renumbered 2968, then 42968), built in 1934 at Crewe works, the design of Sir William Stanier. Now resident at the Severn Valley Railway, where, in addition to running on the national rail network and visiting numerous heritage railways, a considerable excess of 100,000 miles have been clocked since preservation in 1973 and restoration to working order was completed in 1991. Our locomotive is currently undergoing overhaul at Bridgnorth locomotive works.

Please take time to enjoy browsing our website, which we hope will offer an insight into the workings of the fund and its locomotive. We should be delighted to hear of any enquiries, or indeed from anybody interested in joining our cause to preserve this magnificent and living monument of our country’s heritage.


The Stanier Mogul Fund was established in 1970 for the specific purpose of purchasing and restoring to running order ex-LMS and BR steam locomotive No 13268/2968/42968, following the withdrawal of steam traction from Britain’s railways. Much support was received in the early days, both financial following imaginative and effective fund raising activities, and practical in the form of working parties undertaking maintenance and repair work at Barry scrap yard and, later, on the SVR. Our locomotive’s tale of survival can be read here. The fund has been equally active in collating photographs and other archival material of the engine and its classmates.


The Fund has been very successful over the years in anticipating its locomotive’s maintenance requirements. Long ago, provisions were made for the financing of the present overhaul, and we have been equally proactive in preparing for the next general overhaul, due in c.2025-30. It is the Fund’s ambition to complete this in good time such that it can in traffic for its 100th birthday in 2034. If you would like to become a member of the SMF and assist in achieving this goal, then please download the membership application pack below, and find further information here.