The Stanier 8F add-on brings to life 73 tonnes of heavy haulage locomotive in RailWorks. Available in two liveries reflecting its long serving life across the UK railway network, and set against the backdrop of a dirt and smoke filled working life, the Stanier 8F 2-8-0 steam locomotive is a mighty machine.
Capabilities of the new locomotive were quickly recognised, with the newly named 8F performing equally well on heavy coal, express parcel and even mixed passenger traffic.
A key locomotive in the age of standardisation, the 8F definitely made up a sizeable portion of the total Stanier locomotive roster. 205 examples even reached foreign railways, though at the same time an unfortunate few were actually lost in the Red
Sea when the ship they were being transported on, was sunk by enemy torpedo!
Using the power of an 8F, bring coal from Writhlington to Wincanton, navigating the steepest grades of the Somerset & Dorset line
Drive an 8F powered milk train off the Highbridge Branch bound for London, working via Templecombe Upper. You will be following a passenger train all the way
Shunt two Black 5s into position at Darlington before undertaking an unusual passenger special of visitors to Durham Cathedral.
End of an Era
On the 6th March 1966, the S&D is all but closed. A final "Sunday Special" has been organised as a farewell; the line is packed with well wishers. Drive this 10 coach Bath - Bournemouth Special as far as Templecombe.
Free Roam: Newcastle-York
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Routes Featuring the Stanier 8F 2-8-0
Bath Green Park to Templecoombe
Newcastle to York