Erlestoke Manor Fund

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

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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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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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Upcoming Events

Santa Experiences

The following event will feature Erlestoke Manor Fund locomotives please check Severn Valley Railway website for timetable nearer the time.

Latest News

October 2016

Erlestoke Manor breaks 100,000 barrier

7812 Erlestoke Manor, is the funds second locomotive to achieve the 100,000…

May 2016

Bradley Back in Service!

Our crowning achievement of 2015 was to get Bradley Manor back in…

October 2015

Letter from Bernard Rainbow, EMF President

To all EMF Members, Now that 7802 Bradley Manor has returned to…

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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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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 nance.



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

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