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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


We wish all of our followers a wonderful festive season. Thank you for you support. We look forward to seeing you again in 2017 which promises to be a very busy year for both Erlestoke Manor and Bradley Manor. Work will also continue on building the new tender for Bradley Manor.

Winter Break

Our two engines are now on their winter break whilst we carry out essential maintenance. The Severn Valley Railway is also closed until February half term. We hope that our engines will be back by then.


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

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New video and photos added 20 December

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our supporters

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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 finance.



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

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During the SVR closed season this last few days we have been busy using Bridgnorth wheedrop to fit 3 exchange wheelsets complete with new bearings and lubrication pads to tender T2334 currently coupled to 7812. As this tender has now done over 80,000 miles in service this attention was due and the worn condition of the whitemetal bearing and tyre wear confirm the wisdom of doing this work. The fund would like to thank all those who have helped with this work.
Photos courtesy Mike Solloway & Leo Roberts
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