Friends of 4930 Hagley Hall

The Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall is a group based on the Severn Valley Railway. It was formed in early 1999 by a number of younger members, with the objective of raising funds to contribute towards the restoration of Ex-GWR 4930 Hagley Hall.[1][2] The locomotive is owned by Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC.

In 2010 the Friends published on their website a letter from Nick Ralls, the SVR's General Manager, stating that they would have an equity stake in the locomotive in return for their fundraising. By September 2016 the Friends had raised over £110,000 towards the overhaul.[3]

Initially an independent group, from 2018 the Friends became fully integrated into the SVR Charitable Trust so they can maximise income through Gift Aid. [4]

From time to time the Friends operate a sales stand at galas and special events on the SVR.

See also


  1. SVR News 137
  2. SVR News 207, pp. 22-25
  3. Friends of Hagley Hall web site
  4. SVR Charitable Trust webpage (Retrieved 7 June 2017)