Stanier Mogul Fund

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42968 at Highley in 2011

The StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 MogulLocomotive with a 2-6-0 wheel configuration Fund was established in 1970 to purchase and restore LMS Stanier Mogul 42968.[1]. It is an unincorporated association with membership available by purchasing shares and payment of a monthly donation. With a view to the future it introduced in 2017 a 'Young Members' Scheme for those aged under 30.

The Fund has successfully planned ahead for the locomotive’s maintenance requirements and holds working parties at the SVRSevern Valley Railway for maintenance, repair and overhaul work. It also makes provisions for the financing of overhauls and is planning for the locomotive's future requirements, with the ambition that it can in traffic for its Centenary in 2034.

It publishes a ‘StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 MogulLocomotive with a 2-6-0 wheel configuration Fund News’ magazine twice a year and operates an online Members Portal with news and historical information. It collates photographs and other material of the engine and its classmates, with an archive of more than 20,000 sightings of StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 Moguls and 2,000 photographs.

The Stanier Mogul Fund sales stand operates, typically on special events and summer Saturdays, located on the concourse of Kidderminster Town station.

The fund also is a minor shareholder of Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC.[2]

In spring 1987 the "Steam Snacks" SVRA raffle raised £1,256 for the Fund[3].

See also

List of preservation groups
Shops and sales coaches on the SVR

References

  1. SMF Web site
  2. Full list of shareholders at 24 June 2016
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 83

Links

Stanier Mogul Fund web site