Stanier Mogul – 90th Birthday Stanier Mogul – 90th Birthday
On the 24th January 1934 – LMS locomotive number 13268 entered traffic, going on to be 2968 and 42968. Here is a brief look back at the sole surviving Stanier Mogul’s history, and with its recent return to steam we look forward to many more exciting years ahead!
13268 photographed at Crewe Works on the 14th April 1934. 90 Years ago now. This livery is very soon to be repeated and revealed at the Severn Valley Railway 2024 Spring Steam Gala.
42968 at work on the 20th May 1966 at Appleby - S. Steadman
42968 on a brake van special during its working life with British Railways - B Taylor
Following withdrawal at Barry Scrapyard, awaiting rescue and restoration. A Pepper
At Foley Park being propelled by a BR Diesel to the Severn Valley Railway and a new life in preserved steam.
Following a return to preserved steam, 2968 also returned to the mainline. Seen here doing Steam on the Met - 16th May 1998.
42968 at Crewe works once again in 2005 rubbing shoulders with some other iconic locomotives.
Visits to other preserved lines have also been a steady feature of the Stanier Mogul's life in preservation. Here at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in 2006.
From the front at Arley, 2968 in all her glory.