Volume 19 Issue 4 December 2016

(Page 5 of 6 )


Part One

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. The 16-mile (26 km) heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, crossing and following the course of the River Severn for much of its route.


Train services are hauled predominantly by steam locomotives, however diesel is also used on designated days and during periods of high fire risk.

The railway is one of the most popular heritage railways in the country as well as being the sixth longest standard gauge heritage line in the United Kingdom, it hosts numerous special events throughout the year, including both steam and diesel Galas.

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Images from a private visit by Vince Painter at Bewdley in Sept 2007 and Bridgnorth earlier this year.