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7802 Bradley Manor was withdrawn from service again at the end of the 2010 season, having accumulated over 110,000 miles in preservation, including [[The Severn Valley Railway on the main line | working on the main line]]. Another overhaul was undertaken, with the chassis being overhauled at Tyseley Loco Works and the boiler overhauled in the [[Bridgnorth Loco Works | SVR Bridgnorth Boilershop]]. This overhaul was completed in November 2015, the return to service coinciding with the 'Manor 50' weekend celebrating the end of steam on the Cambrian network.  
 
7802 Bradley Manor was withdrawn from service again at the end of the 2010 season, having accumulated over 110,000 miles in preservation, including [[The Severn Valley Railway on the main line | working on the main line]]. Another overhaul was undertaken, with the chassis being overhauled at Tyseley Loco Works and the boiler overhauled in the [[Bridgnorth Loco Works | SVR Bridgnorth Boilershop]]. This overhaul was completed in November 2015, the return to service coinciding with the 'Manor 50' weekend celebrating the end of steam on the Cambrian network.  
  
In 2019 an agreement was reached to send 7802 to the West Somerset Railway between May and October with [[GWR 6960 Raveningham Hall]] coming to the SVR for a similar period.<ref>NBI 21 May 2019</ref>
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In 2019 an agreement was reached to send 7802 to the West Somerset Railway between May and October with [[GWR 6960 Raveningham Hall]] coming to the SVR for a similar period.<ref>NBI 21 May 2019</ref> On 7 July she suffered a broken piston rod whilst working on the West Somerset Railway, with significant consequential damage. The EMF announced she would be out of service for a considerable period.<ref>EMF Facebook 9 July 2019</ref>
  
 
===Main line appearances===
 
===Main line appearances===

Latest revision as of 10:24, 10 July 2019

GWRGreat Western Railway 7802 Bradley Manor
7802 20100925.jpg
7802 Bradley Manor at Bewdley
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon Works
Configuration 4-6-0
Power class GWRGreat Western Railway: D, BRBritish Rail or British Railways: 5MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
Axle load class GWRGreat Western Railway: Blue
Status In Service
Loco Number 7802
History
Built 1938
Designed By Charles Benjamin CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Type GWRGreat Western Railway 7800
1979 Purchased by The Erlestoke Manor Fund
1993 First steamed in preservation
2000 Withdrawn for overhaul
2002 Reentered service
2010 Withdrawn for overhaul
2015 Reentered service
Technical
Length 61ft 9¼"
Weight 68t 18cwt
Tractive effort 27,340 lb
Pressure 225 lb/sq in

Steam Locomotives

7802 Bradley Manor is a GWRGreat Western Railway CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 7800 Manor class 4-6-0 mixed traffic locomotive. The Class was designed as a lighter version of the GWRGreat Western Railway Grange Class, giving a wider Route Availability. The first 20, including all three at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, were built between 1938 and 1939 and incorporated parts from old GWRGreat Western Railway 4300 Class Moguls. BRBritish Rail or British Railways built a further 10 in 1950 and rated the class 5MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.. BRBritish Rail or British Railways altered the draughting arrangements in the 1950s, resulting in a narrower chimney.

7802 Bradley Manor is one of three Manor class locomotives based at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, the others being 7812 Erlestoke Manor and 7819 Hinton Manor.

7802 Bradley Manor in service

7802 was built at Swindon in January 1938 to Lot 316 at a recorded cost of £5,002. It was named after the manor house at Bradley near Newton Abbot, Devon. Initially delivered to London’s Old Oak Common Depot, 7802 soon moved to Bristol working cross country services around Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and South Wales.

Post-War, 7802 was mainly based at ex-Cambrian sheds and was a well-known performer on 'The Cambrian Coast Express'. In late 1960, 7802 was joined there by sister engine 7812 Erlestoke Manor. Both locomotives were withdrawn at Shrewsbury on 6th November 1965, and both moved to Woodham’s scrapyard at BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. in June 1966.

7802 Bradley Manor in preservation

Both 7812 and 7802 were acquired from BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. by The Erlestoke Manor Fund. 7802 was purchased from BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. in 1979, intended as a source of spares for 7812. Second thoughts brought about a start to restoration in 1983, which was completed in April 1993. 7802 ran until August 2000, including a number of appearances on the main line (see below).

A quick overhaul was achieved by exchanging Erlestoke Manor’s boiler (withdrawn in 1985) with Bradley Manor’s, allowing a return to service (and main line working) for 7802 in May 2002. The engine is recorded as having surpassed 100,000 miles of running in preservation in 2009[1].

7802 Bradley Manor was withdrawn from service again at the end of the 2010 season, having accumulated over 110,000 miles in preservation, including working on the main line. Another overhaul was undertaken, with the chassis being overhauled at Tyseley Loco Works and the boiler overhauled in the SVR Bridgnorth Boilershop. This overhaul was completed in November 2015, the return to service coinciding with the 'Manor 50' weekend celebrating the end of steam on the Cambrian network.

In 2019 an agreement was reached to send 7802 to the West Somerset Railway between May and October with GWR 6960 Raveningham Hall coming to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society for a similar period.[2] On 7 July she suffered a broken piston rod whilst working on the West Somerset Railway, with significant consequential damage. The EMF announced she would be out of service for a considerable period.[3]

Main line appearances

A full listing of Bradley Manor’s main line appearances while resident at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society is as follows:

Date Tour name Route Notes Web SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News
29 Mar 1995 Bristol-Paignton + return Test trip prior to summer season (Pete Waterman) 114-59
19 May 1995 Gloucester-Worcester-Kidderminster D/H with 7325 to Worcester. 115-44
14 Oct 1995 Duchy Explorer Bristol-Penzance D/H with 70000 Britannia 117-2
20 Jan 1996 Teign Valley Wanderer Stourbridge - Newton Abbot 117-7
17 Feb 1996 Newton Abbot-Plymouth D/H with 5029 Nunney Castle PSOV
24 Feb 1996 Plymouth-Newton Abbot D/H with 5029 Nunney Castle PSOV 119-39
16 Mar 1996 Totnes-Worcester (single headed) PSOV 119-39
22 Jan 2000 Flying Dutchman Bristol Temple Meads - Plymouth - Bristol Temple Meads SBJ
10 Aug 2003 Torbay Express Bristol Temple Meads - Paignton - Kingswear failed with hot box at Kingswear SBJ 145-31
31 Aug 2003 Torbay Express Bristol-Kingswear + return UKS 145-31
07 Sep 2003 Torbay Express Bristol-Kingswear + return UKS 145-31
23 Oct 2004 Cambrian Coast Express Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury SBJ
28 Feb 2005 Staite Pullman Taunton - Paignton - Tanton D/H with 6024 SBJ
12 Mar 2005 Cambrian Coast Express Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury Replaced 42968 SBJ
16 Sep 2006 Cambrian Coast Express Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury EMF
10 Mar 2007 Cider Express Hereford - Bishops Lydeard - Minehead - Bishops Lydeard SBJ
28 Mar 2007 Severn Valley Wanderer Bristol Temple Meads - Kidderminster SBJ Last run before OTMROn-Train Monitoring Recorder, a device similar in principle to the flight data recorder found on aircraft. became mandatory
For further information on sources and references, see The Severn Valley Railway on the main line

Tender

Bradley Manor has used a 4000 gallon CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 tender in preservation (main picture above). Owning group The Erlestoke Manor Fund are constructing a more appropriate 3500 gallon ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 tender for Bradley Manor using serviceable parts from the remains of a GWRGreat Western Railway 3500 gallon tender (No T2329) which they acquired in ex-Barry condition from the Llangollen Railway and owning group of ex-GWRGreat Western Railway PrairieLocomotive with a 2-6-2 wheel configuration tank 5532. In July 2011 it was duly delivered to Bewdley. The Fund have since set about recovering the re-useable parts including horns, axle boxes, some springs and spring brackets, rear steps, draw bars, some brake gear and brake cylinder parts together with various other parts such as tank filler and beading which eventually can be incorporated into the tender tank. They opted not to re-use the somewhat deteriorated tender frames or wheels, which will be available for resale elsewhere.[4]. As of January 2019, work on this is continuing at Tyseley.[5]

Sister locomotive 7812 Erlestoke Manor already has a 3500 gallon tender, No T2334; the contrast in tender size may be seen in the picture below. In January 2018, this tender was detached prior to 7812's move to Tyseley for overhaul, with the 3500 gallon tender remaining at Bridgnorth to be repainted and paired 'temporarily' with 7802. The swap was completed in March 2018.[6] Bradley Manor features on the pub sign of The Railwayman's Arms at Bridgnorth. She also featured on the 42 pence Royal Mail postage stamp from the Classic Locomotives series issued on 13 January 2004.[7]

See also

Steam Locomotives
The Severn Valley Railway on the main line
SVR-based locomotives visiting other events

References

  1. SVR Official Facebook Page, "Erlestoke Manor strikes gold", retrieved 30/08/2016
  2. NBINotice Board Issue. The SVR's on-line method of circulating information to working members. 21 May 2019
  3. EMF Facebook 9 July 2019
  4. EMF Newsletter 27 Setember 2011 (Retrieved 16 March 2019)
  5. EMF news January 2019 (Retrieved 16 March 2019)
  6. EMF Newsletter (Retrieved 15 March 2018)
  7. Collect GB Stamps (Retrieved 13 October 2018)

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book, ninth edition

Links

Erlestoke Manor Fund
GWR 7800 Class on Wikipedia