The Final Mile

Donate & help return Erlestoke Manor back to traffic in 2020!

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Would you like to help?

Keeping our locomotives in fine fettle requires lots of things: people, money, goods, equipment and so on. Why not see if there's something you can do to help? You'll be surprised how diverse our needs are!

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Who are we?

There are many volunteers who give up their time freely to ensure our two locomotives continue to run who come from all walks of life. 

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Erlestoke Manor Fund

Welcome to our website. Here you can find out all about our two locomotives Erlestoke Manor and Bradley Manor, who both reside at the Severn Valley Railway.

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Challenge 2017

Fancy a new challenge? Got some time you'd like to give to help keep two locomotives in great working order? You have? Then please consider joining us here at the Erlestoke Manor Fund

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Upcoming Events


Fantastic news from the Erlestoke Manor Fund. Please see news article below. Photo courtesy of Paul Pearson.

Our Bewdley shop to reopen for SVR Spring Gala

Unfortunately due to the ill health of Dave, our shop man, the shop will be closed until the SVR Spring Gala weekend

Erlestoke Manor Fund Summer Social 2017

The Erlestoke Manor Fund formerly invite you all to our Summer social being hosted on Saturday 3rd June. The evening will consist of wine and cheese tasting whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy 32 miles of steam along the SVR whilst one of our Manor locomotives takes charge.

For full event details and tickets see the accompanying poster.

Summer Social Saturday 3rd June White PDF(2)

To discover when our Erlestoke Manor Fund locomotives are running please check the Severn Valley Railway website for a timetable nearer the time.

Latest News

July 2017

Tender progress update – July 2017

Work continues on the new 3500 gallon tender for Bradley Manor. With…

June 2017

Erlestoke Hauls Royal Train!

This week Erlestoke Manor was called upon for Royal duties at the…

May 2017

Shareholder Driver Experience

On the 4th of June we shall be holding a taster driver…

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Welcome to the Erlestoke Manor Fund

Video credit to Steaming Around Yorkshire

Formed in 1973 EMF was successful in the rescue through fund raising and purchase of firstly Erlestoke Manor and later Bradley Manor from Woodham’s scrap yard in Barry, South Wales. Having been cast aside by British Railways as surplus and outmoded at the end of 1965, 7812 was rescued in 1974 and 7802 in 1979.

Once saved the fund’s attention focussed on returning 7812 to working order an aim which was achieved in 1979. Initially purchased solely for spare parts the fund was encouraged to restore 7802 to working order a practical and financial feat which was achieved in 1993. Since then both locomotives have proved their usefulness in regular heritage railway service.

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Get Involved


By becoming a shareholder you can help us raise essential funds. And in return you can get extra special benefits.

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Help with a wide variety of tasks, from cleaning, painting or engineering to marketing, sales and finance.



Any donations in cash, or goods that we can sell in our Bewdley shop, are always welcome.

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August 2017

Erlestoke Manor Footplate Experience

Earlier this year Anthony Endsor attended one of the SVR's Footplate Experience's.…

December 2016

Erlestoke Manor’s Overhaul – 2018 – 2019

How time flies………… Erlestoke is now in its final year of operation…

October 2016

Bradley Manor Tender

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