The West Somerset Railway’s (WSR) Minehead shed will offer a flavour of Machynlleth or Aberystwyth in 1950s this summer with no fewer than three Collett ‘Manors’ on shed.
On May 22 the Erlestoke Manor Fund’s 1938-built No. 7802 Bradley Manor moved to Somerset from its Severn Valley Railway home, and is expected to stay until at least October.
It will join classmate No. 7828 Odney Manor initially, with No. 7822 Foxcote Manor making up the Cambrian trio once its overhaul has been completed at Tyseley Locomotive Works.
No. 7802’s move is part of a reciprocal agreement that resulted in WSR-based ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6960 Raveningham Hall returning to the Severn Valley, the line it called home from 1977 to 1995.
Read more in the June 2019 issue of The Railway Magazine – on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- Two-day celebration at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway announced - 24th June 2021
- HS2 costs ‘rose by £1.7 billion in past year’ - 24th June 2021
- New flexible train season tickets angers passengers - 24th June 2021