The Erlestoke Manor Fund is delighted to announce that it is in discussion with the 5164 Preservation Group and the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) regarding the future of Great Western ‘Large Prairie’ 2-6-2T locomotive 5164.Find out more
The SVR is fighting for its survival, and we need to ensure the SVR can stay afloat in the weeks and months to come, so that when the restrictions are lifted, we’ll be able to re-emerge as one of the country’s leading heritage railways.Find out more
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!Find out more
The EMF now has Charitable status and can also accept Gift Aid!Find out more
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.Find out more
The Severn Valley Railway is currently closed, because of the Covid-19 outbreak, until at least the end of April.
Consequently, it has been reluctantly decided that the EMF Annual Obbo trip, due to be held this year on May 12, cannot sensibly proceed. All those who have reserved places to date will be contacted personally.
We are looking at the possibility of having the Obbo trip after the AGM on Saturday 05 September and will advise further after current situation has eased.
As we are hoping to have both of the Manors back in service late this year but certainly in 2021, we are also contemplating a “Return to Service “ EMF Special for a date as early as possible next year to celebrate their availability.
Please watch out for further updates on the website and in newsletters.
Peter Evans – EMF Events 30 March 2020
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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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