The 8D Association was formed in November 2010.
Within only a few months the society had over twenty members and had published the first of its quarterly journals 'On Shed'.
By January 2017 the society has over 70 members and the 'On Shed' journal is being published four times per year.
The group now also runs numerous study tours and illustrated talks.
The Association is run by a Committee which meet once every two months and adheres to a constitution, a copy of which can be found here
Of particular interest to the society are the Garston and Warrington line, the St Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway, the Cheshire Lines Railway main line and the Great Central & Midland Railway Joint Line (the Widnes Loop), the LNWR Widnes Deviation, the LNWR Ditton Junction to Weaver Junction Line, the Birkenhead Railway Warrington and Chester Line, the Cronton Colliery Branch and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway between Liverpool and Parkside.
Members of the 8D Association at Widnes Dock Junction during a study tour of Spike Island
and 8D shed.
Photo by Paul Wright.