COLLETT ‘Manor’ No. 7802 Bradley Manor has been withdrawn from traffic at the West Somerset Railway (WSR) after suffering a broken piston rod while in service on the line.
The Erlestoke Manor Fund’s (EMF) 4-6-0 was working the 10.15 Bishops Lydeard- Minehead service on July 7 when the incident occurred, busting the cylinder end cover off and damaging the cylinder casting.
The train and locomotive were subsequently recovered to Bishops Lydeard, where No. 7802 was removed.
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