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.
4027 – National 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.
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”.