Hinton Manor Fund

7819 Hinton Manor, August 2018
The Hinton Manor Fund was launched in spring 1972 with an appeal in SVR News, selling £1 shares to raise funds to acquire 7819 Hinton Manor from Barry Scrapyard. The first chairman of the Fund was the late Ray Tranter.[1]

The locomotive arrived in January 1973 having been acquired by the Fund with SVR Company help. In summer 1973, SVR News reported that the Hinton Manor Fund had become part of the Great Western (SVR) Association.[2]

The SVRA Wolverhampton Branch was the largest shareholder in the Hinton Manor Fund and was instrumental in the decision to transfer ownership of the locomotive to the Charitable Trust in April 2004[3].

See also


  1. SVR News 23
  2. SVR News 28
  3. SVR Wolverhampton Branch