Membership of the EMF is open to all adults subscribing the minimum holding of £50.00, payable in monthly instalments by standing order.

The EMF is governed by a constitution and is comprised of like minded shareholders from ordinary backgrounds with the aim of keeping its locos in active service for as long as possible.

The fund encourages involvement from its shareholders through:

  • Participation in regular working parties on the locomotives.
  • Shareholders events, including driving experience and special trains.
  • Publishing members’ articles and photographs in the half-yearly newsletters.
  • Other fund-raising activities.

The EMF is strongly affiliated to the SVR through referendum mandate, shareholder cross-section and other SVR involvement of the trustees and other shareholders.

The Fund’s two locomotives need continuing active support and new and existing shareholders are invited to consider buying shares, either with a lump sum or by banker’s standing order. All funds raised by the Fund, whether by share subscription or sales in the shop at Bewdley, pay directly for costs incurred in maintaining and overhauling the locomotives. Working members’ time and practical support for the locomotives is given freely and voluntarily.

Please consider joining the Erlestoke Manor Fund today by completing the Share Application