A selection of photos showing the work on the rear drag box. It has been decided that the rear parts of the main frames need to be replaced with new material to ensure maximum life from the new drag box and main frames. This means that about 1 metre of the rear of the frames […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On this day 20 years ago… The Taffy Apple 11th January 1997, 05.30 Northampton – Swansea via Worcester, Hereford and Cardiff Steam Hauled by 2968 and 7325 (2968 Pilot Loco) Worcester Shrub Hill to Swansea and return With the snow of the previous weekend now replaced by mist and fog few pictures of this run were recorded. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It is four years since 42968 turned a wheel in service, On the 5th January 2013 a special one coach train was organised by the Stanier Mogul Fund for invited guests to mark our engine’s last day in service before withdrawal for her next ten yearly overhaul. With the kind permission of the Severn Valley […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
20 Years ago today… The Cumbrian Mountain Express (Southbound) 1Z24 13.10 Carlisle – Watford Junc. Steam hauled by 2968 Carlisle – Crewe On a bitterly cold day with heavy over-night snow falls on the ground 2968 set off from Carlisle with her nine coach 355 tons gross train to do battle with the Long drag […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you under 30? Have you ever considered becoming involved in the future care and maintenance of an 80-year-old ex-BR standard gauge steam locomotive? Was it a New Year’s resolution to take on a new challenge…?! The Stanier Mogul Fund is delighted to introduce a new on-line Young Members Scheme, designed to attract and encourage […]Continue Reading... No Comments.