7812 The Final Mile

Donate & help return Erlestoke Manor back to traffic in 2020!

Erlestoke Manor in service on the Severn Valley Railway
Erlestoke Manor in service on the Severn Valley Railway


Please note this appeal prize draw has now closed.


Having completed 80,000 miles of faithful Severn Valley Railway service since 2008 Erlestoke Manor will be withdrawn from use by the end of 2017 for overhaul. A slot for the overhaul of the locomotive has been reserved with Tyseley Locomotive Works commencing in January 2018 to a 2 year timescale and EMF have been accumulating funds to allow this immediate start to be made. The majority of the projected costs are now covered leaving the last £35,000 to be raised so that completion is not delayed by lack of funding.

How can I help?

With a strong following we feel sure that supporters will want to help return this popular and useful locomotive to SVR service for season 2020 and beyond. Between now and the end of 2017 we are inviting donations by sponsorship of particular parts with the added attraction that all donors will be entered into a competition for several very worthwhile prizes.

Additionally all donors will receive two free tickets for a “return to service” special hauled by 7812 on its return. This appeal will close at 12.00 on December 31st 2017 and a draw will be held at Kidderminster Station for the prizes listed below with all donors to the “7812 Final Mile” being included. Each £25 unit donated (details below) will become one entry in the draw.


Masterpiece Models 45xx
1st Prize – Masterpiece Models 45xx
1st Prize – A superb 0 Gauge model of GWR loco 4507 in late BR lined green livery for use or display kindly provided by Masterpiece Models.
2nd Prize – An all day footplate experience for two using 7802 in 2018 covering at least 64 miles driving and firing under supervision (conditions apply).
3rd Prize – A Voucher for a Vintage Trains Excursion in 2018 for two including dining.
Three other prizes – of £100 vouchers to spend in EMF’s Bewdley Shop.



To support this prize draw sponsorship appeal please fill in the form below and return it to the address listed before the closing date of 31st December 2017.
Please note this appeal prize draw has now closed.