No. 7802 Bradley Manor

  • West Somerset Mogul 9351 returns to front-line service after overhaul at Williton

    West Somerset Mogul 9351 returns to front-line service after overhaul at Williton

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    THE loss of on-hire No. 7802 Bradley Manor with a damaged cylinder casting (see separate story on p71) has been tempered somewhat for the West Somerset Railway with the return to service of 2-6-0 No. 9351. The GWR-inspired Mogul has been overhauled over a six-month period by the West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) at Williton, and was…

  • Broken piston sidelines Bradley Manor for ‘considerable period’ at West Somerset

    Broken piston sidelines Bradley Manor for ‘considerable period’ at West Somerset

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    COLLETT ‘Manor’ No. 7802 Bradley Manor has been withdrawn from traffic at the West Somerset Railway (WSR) after suffering a broken piston rod while in service on the line. The Erlestoke Manor Fund’s (EMF) 4-6-0 was working the 10.15 Bishops Lydeard- Minehead service on July 7 when the incident occurred, busting the cylinder end cover off…

  • Double-headed ‘Manors’ help WSR mark 40 years of steaming to Bishops Lydeard

    Double-headed ‘Manors’ help WSR mark 40 years of steaming to Bishops Lydeard

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    A FOURTEEN-coach train hauled by a pair of Collett ‘Manor’ 4-6-0s was the undoubted highlight of the West Somerset Railway’s 40th Anniversary gala on June 8-9. The event celebrated four decades since the ‘Wizzer’ returned steam to Bishops Lydeard on June 9, 1979, and was a strong illustration that the worst of the railway’s problems…

  • West Somerset gets triple ‘Manors’ as Raveningham Hall heads to Severn Valley Railway

    West Somerset gets triple ‘Manors’ as Raveningham Hall heads to Severn Valley Railway

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    The West Somerset Railway’s Minehead shed will offer a flavour of Machynlleth or Aberystwyth in 1950s this summer.

  • Severn Valley becomes Welsh Valleys!

    Severn Valley becomes Welsh Valleys!

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    The three-day spring steam gala in brought in the crowds, reports Robin Jones and Gareth Evans.

  • They just wave flags and blow whistles, don’t they?

    They just wave flags and blow whistles, don’t they?

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    Train guards have a vitally important role to play on any railway – real or imagined – but what exactly do they do? Ian Lamb discovers that it’s an awful lot more than many of us might imagine. An essential part of any model railway layout featuring a station is the provision of suitable train…

  • ‘Manor’ in impressive form at GCR   ‘spectacular’

    ‘Manor’ in impressive form at GCR ‘spectacular’

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    ERLESTOKE Manor Fund’s Collett 4-6-0 No. 7802 Bradley Manor showed audiences at the Great Central Railway’s Winter Steam Gala just why the type is held in such high regard, putting in some impressive turns at the January 25-27 event. The Severn Valley Railway-based locomotive took its turn at the head of passenger and freight and non-stop…

  • Arctic blasts cannot halt GC gala action!

    Arctic blasts cannot halt GC gala action!

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    THE Great Central Railway’s winter steam gala has for many years built up an enviable reputation for being the ‘first big event’ of the heritage calendar. The sector traditionally follows the example set by nature and goes to sleep in the weeks following the festive season, giving a breathing space for locomotive, stock and infrastructure…

  • ‘Manor’ and ‘8F’ lined up for Great Central winter gala

    ‘Manor’ and ‘8F’ lined up for Great Central winter gala

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    THE sound of a GWR ‘Manor’ will echo again over the Great Central Railway for the first time in four years when No. 7802 Bradley Manor visits for the January 25-27 Winter Steam Gala. The Erlestoke Manor Fund 4-6-0 has been confirmed as the star guest at the GCR’s curtain raiser, making the short journey across…

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