Class 08 Society

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The Class 08 Society was launched in Spring 1983 to secure a vacuum fitted BRBritish Rail or British Railways Class 08 shunter, to be used on the SVRSevern Valley Railway for ECSEmpty Coaching Stock moves, P.WayPermanent Way work and other shunting purposes[1].

The Society successfully acquired D3022 in April of that year, bringing it to the SVRSevern Valley Railway a month later[2].

The Society also acquired 13201 in 2003, with the option of restoration or use for spares on D3022[3]. Restoration was later completed.


  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 67
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 68
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 143

See also

List of preservation groups