The Erlestoke Manor Fund has posted an update on the progress on their locomotives and a new appointment to their board of Trustees.
The Fund has welcomed Jane Preece on their board of Trustees. Bringing a wealth of knowledge from working within the Severn Valley Railway, as their first HR Manager, over the past five years.
Jane has a particular interest in No.7802 “Bradley Manor”, an engine her grandfather on frequently travelled on the footplate in his role as a Bridge Inspector.
Following her appointment, Jane said: “As well as generally contributing to the development of EMF, I am really looking forward to using my experience to encourage young people to become involved in the Fund through education and learning”.
7802 “Bradley Manor”
Tyseley Locomotive Works has taken delivery of the new cylinder blocks and liners for 7802.
These will be inspected before preparing work for fitting the liners is carried out. The process for fitting the liners uses cryogenically shrinking them.
7812 “Erlestoke Manor”
Once the temperature warms up, a hydraulic test on 7812’s boiler will be carried out. New bolts and nuts which hold the slide bars have arrived and ready for fittings.
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