GWR 7800 Class 7812 Erlestoke Manor

GWR 7800 Class 7812 Erlestoke Manor

Infobox Locomotive
name="Erlestoke Manor"

caption=7812 "Erlestoke Manor" on the Down Cambrian Coast Express to Aberystwyth at Machynlleth on 6 August 1965.
railroad=Great Western Railway
railroadclass=7800 'Manor' Class

GWR 7800 Class 7812 Erlestoke Manor is a steam locomotive that serviced the Great Western Railway. It was built at Swindon in January 1939. First shed allocation Bristol, Bath Road. August 1950 shed allocation Newton Abbot. March 1959 shed allocation Plymouth Laira. Transferred to Oswestry May 1960 and finally to her last shed allocation, Shrewsbury, in February 1963. Withdrawn from British Railways service in November 1965, it was sent to a scrapyard in Barry to be turned into scrap metal, along with fellow manor class, Bradley Manor.


Erlestoke Manor along with nine of its fellow manor class were saved from scrap and are preserved to this day. Erlestoke Manor completed its major overhaul at the Severn Valley Railway and ran for the first time on the 12th February 2008. It was confirmed fit for traffic just in time for the Severn Valley Railway's reopening train. The loco is now in daily service.

External links

* [ The Erlestoke Manor Fund] More information on the loco and its history.

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