Five locomotives designed by Richard Maunsell for the Southern Railway

The Maunsell Locomotive Society owns and restores five steam locos designed by Richard Maunsell who was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway from 1923 to 1937.

We own five locos, of which two are operational, one is being overhauled and the two others await restoration.

We are based at the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, where our operational locos are in regular use.  Our fleet represents the largest collection of Maunsell locos.

The society has over 500 members, some of whom assist with the restoration.  We welcome new members and supporters to ensure our work continues into the future.

Our current project

We're currently engaged in the overhaul of our Schools Class No.928 "Stowe", a project which involves a lot of expensive boiler work.  If you'd like to support us by making a donation or joining the society please go to the Society page.

Work on Stowe's firebox in the workshops at Sheffield Park.