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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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Charitable Status & Gift Aid

The EMF now has Charitable status and can also accept Gift Aid!

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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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Upcoming Events

Bradley Manor – WSR

Bradley Manor is now on her summer holidays to the West Somerset Railway until just after the WSR Autumn gala in October. If you would like to visit, details of when she is rostered to be running can be found at http://cgibin.wsr.org.uk/cgi-bin/r-roster.cgi

Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Weekend

Come and see the progress being made on 7812 Erlestoke Manor at the Tysley Loco Works open weekend on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June. (more…)

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 2019

7802 Update from Erlestoke Manor Fund

On Sunday 7th July our locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor suffered a broken…

June 2019

West Somerset Railway 40th Anniversary Special, 8th June 2019

Words by Paul Spence The weekend of the 8th & 9th of…

May 2019

May 2019 Update

Bradley Manor loan move to West Somerset Railway: As has been reported…

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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.

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

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October 2017

EMF Special Charter Footplate Experience

A couple of months ago Anthony wrote a blog article for us…

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…

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