The other surviving 4Fs

43924 – The last surviving Midland Railway 4F –Returned to steam in 2012 and in service at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway until 31st December 2021 when its boiler ticket expired.

4027National Collection Locomotive under restoration at the Vale of Berkeley Railway

44422 – The only surviving left hand drive 4F recently re-located back to the North Staffordhire Railway, Cheddleton for an overhaul after a few years being based at the West Somerset Railway

London Midland Society Suppliers

As we progress the restoration, we do call on the services of specialist organisations and companies to assist us.  Some of these are listed here:

Accurate Section Benders – steel bending and rolling

Albion Dockyard Bristol – expertise in platework and riveted construction

Armstrong Oilers – oiler pads for axleboxes

Bristol Foundry – ferrous and non-ferrous castings.  Have supplied many castings for 4123.

Owen Springs – Production and overhaul of leaf springs

Precision Profiles – Profile cutting of steel plate

Rawlins Paints – Supplier of our preferred ‘Rustoleum’ paints

Severn Valley Railway Engineering Services – All types of loco restoration and maintenance work, including wheel turning.

Tested Spring Company  – Supplier of coil springs.

Other links

Avon Valley Railway – Restoration base for the London Midland Society and 4123

Steam Railway Magazine – Sometimes features articles on 4123

LMS Patriot Project – Building a new LMS Patriot Locomotive which has many similarities with the 4F class.

Bristol Steam 1964 – a website devoted to steam loco movements and workings in Bristol in 1964

Sklep 4F – Polish sports shop “4F”.

2 responses to “Links

  1. I live on the site of West End sidings London and was hoping your group could assist me in finding photographs of the sidings in steam days please

    t P flanaqgan

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