The 8D Association

The 8D Association is dedicated to promoting the history of the railways of South Lancashire and North Cheshire.

The Association is open to anybody who has an interest in the area.

The Association covers lines within a ten mile radius of the 

Widnes Locomotive Depot (8D).

Updates and developments

An update to the L&M signalbox page has been completed. This follows some extensive research by 8D member, and former signalman, Tony Graham. Following Tony's 150 hours of research it is now considered that we have a definitive list of boxes along the route and several new pictures from the Dave Hughes collection have been added, some rather rare ones too! Click here

Archive copies of the 8D Journal 'On Shed' are now available for electronic download click here

The 8D Association now has its own dedicated Flickr account, the aim of which is to amass all material donated to the group which can be accessed and downloaded by the members. 
For further information
click here

Journey of a Railway Signalman by 8D member Tony Cook is now available in hardback direct from the author click here

8D shed shortly after nationalisation during an organised visit.
3rd July 1948.
Photo by M J Mason.

   Please Note; ALL photographs contained within this site are subject to Copyright and the holders permission must be sought before they are reproduced in any format.

Certain photographs contained within this site are credited to an individuals collection and have sometimes been purchased on the open market, without an original photographers credit. All credited photographs have been used with permission. If, through no fault of our own, photographs or images have been used without due credit or acknowledgement, then apologies are offered.  If anyone believes this to be the case, then please let us know and the necessary credit will be added at the earliest opportunity. Please e-mail any concerns to

Dedicated to promoting the history of the railways of South Lancashire and North Cheshire.
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