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The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society Limited
The Stanier 8F Locomotive Society Limited
Hopper Restoration

Hopper Restoration

Why we need your help

THE CAMPAIGN IS TO RAISE FUNDING TO RESTORE TWO 43 TON HOPPER WAGONS, ONCE OWNED BY ICI AND NOW OWNED BY THE STANIER 8F LOCOMOTIVE SOCIETY LTD. ONE WAGON, NUMBER 3252, HAS NOW BEEN RESTORED BUT WE STILL NEED FUNDING TO ENABLE THE RESTORATION OF THE SECOND WAGON, NUMBER 3329.

These historically important wagons once formed part of the block limestone trains which ran up to seven times daily between Tunstead and Northwich, revolutionising the transport of bulk limestone. These trains were inextricably linked with the Stanier 8F locomotives and they inspired local railway enthusiasts to preserve not only two of these wagons but also, a Stanier 8F locomotive, 48773.

The two wagons are number 3252, built in 1938 as part of the first of three batches built and number 3329 from the third batch which was built in 1952. The wagons were intensively used and are believed to have accumulated mileages of between 3 and 5 million miles during their working life.

1,547.00

raised towards 2,400.00 target

1547.00
2400.00

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Supporters

Jan 13, 2021

Ted Buckley

The hoppers were a huge part of my childhood, witnessing them storming through Navi Road station and up Hale Bank usually from a standing start at Deansgate Junction. The 8Fs were unforgettable, but the class 25s made quite a noise too!

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jan 12, 2021

Chris Walker

Just right for an 8F. Saw them many times!

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Dec 31, 2020

Craig Hibbert

My dad worked at Tunstead for 41 years and was the quarry lead hand. One of his jobs was overseeing the loading of these trains. At their peak there would be 2 trains a day to Northwich, 365 days a year.

10.00

Dec 29, 2020

Les Morton

I was born at Pine Cottages overlooking Peak Forest station in 1944 and spent many hours watching the trains passing through, especially the Black 8s pulling and pushing these wagons, an amazing sight and sound. Good luck with the project.

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Dec 28, 2020

30742 Charters

All the best with the appeal . One day hopefully we can reunite the surviving six behind the surviving 8F's 48773 included

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 28, 2020

Lewis Meyer

Looking forward to seeing the two hoppers repainted..

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 27, 2020

Owen Edwards

A project I can get behind. ICI hoppers along with MGR trains etc once mainstay of Midlands freight, missing part of the story. Good luck with getting them running.

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Dec 27, 2020

Anonymous

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Dec 10, 2020

Mike Corbett

Happy memories of Northwich, the 8F and the banked 16 hoppers from Northwich to Winnington and Wallerscote Works.

40.00
(plus 10.00 giftaid)

Dec 06, 2020

Lewis Meyer

Great to see progress on these wagons.

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

1,547.00

Total plus Gift Aid 1,623.25

Direct donations

315.00

Raised offline 1,232.00

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