On the 21st October 2023, a surprise visitor attended the Stanier Mogul Fund’s AGM at Kidderminster. None other than the locomotive herself – in her wartime guise as 2968 in unlined black livery. Thanks to SVR Engineering Services staff, she worked light engine from Bridgnorth and back and performed faultlessly.
Members had the opportunity to view the locomotive in the dock outside the Kidderminster Railway Museum, and see her steam up and down the Engine line. It was an emotional moment for many hearing the distinctive whistle of the sole surviving Stanier Mogul once more, after a thorough 10 year overhaul.