7812 welcomes back its boiler

In late February, GWR Manor Class no 7812 Erlestoke Manor was reunited with its boiler at Tyseley Locomotive Works.

7812 was withdrawn from service on the Severn Valley Railway upon the expiry of its boiler ticket in January 2018. Since then, it has been located at Tyseley for major overhaul, which has been much delayed due to the pandemic.

Adrian Hassell, Chair of Erlestoke Manor Fund, comments “this latest development is a major step towards returning 7812 to SVR operation later in 2022, allowing final assembly and painting to proceed. I particularly want to acknowledge, amongst so many, the work of Tyseley Locomotive Works and the EMF volunteers, who have brought us to this stage”.

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