New owners for steam locomotive 5164?

Credit: Peter Broster

The Erlestoke Manor Fund (EMF) has confirmed that they are currently in discussions with the 5164 Preservation Group to become the new owners of Great Western Railway 5101 Class No.5164.

Following the 5164 Preservation Group contacting the EMF, both parties have agreed a sale price for 5164.

The EMF will go ahead with the purchase if the current SVR locomotive agreement for 5164 is transferred to the EMF.

5164 pilots 4965 Umberslade Hall with a passenger working on Dainton Bank in June 1958
Credit: G.W. Sharpe

The Fund sees this as a fantastic opportunity, which falls in line with their charitable objectives.

In the event the deal is agreed, and EMF do take ownership of 5164, the Fund’s ongoing work to return No.7802 “Bradley Manor” and No.7812 “Erlestoke Manor” will still be top prior.

5164 awaiting overhaul at Barrow Hill Roundhouse
Credit: Unknown

5164 would initially remain as a static display at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, as the engine is currently out of traffic. The overall condition of 5164 is believed to be good.

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  1. This ex-Great Western 5100 Class Tank Loco is one of the most Interesting & Historic GWR Steam Loco Designs I have ever discovered… Full of Character and of Nostalgia Too.

    I do hope this Well-Preserved No.5164 Tank Loco still has A Future (Within Preservation).

    After All… All steam locos have A Future Roaming Restored Rails of Heriage Railways & Railway Centres (in my book).


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