Alvin Barker

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Alvin Barker was the longest serving Chairman of the Severn Valley Railway Association and was also a Director of SVR(H) and the Charitable Trust. As of 2020 he is a Director of The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust.

Alvin Barker and two colleagues launched the SVRA Macclesfield Branch on 17 December 1980.[1] He became SVRA Chairman in 1987 in succession to Chris Thomas.[2] Early in his time as Chairman he was involved in plans for the rationalisation and improvement of volunteer sleeping accommodation at Bewdley and provision of accommodation at Kidderminster.[3] He was promoter of a number of SVRA fund raising raffles including ‘Steam Snacks” and 1501 in 1987[4], “Beds and Bunks in 1988[5] and “Tyre a MogulLocomotive with a 2-6-0 wheel configuration in 1994”.

Alvin was appointed to the Board of SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society(H) in 1992.[6]. In 1997 he was project leader for the construction of ‘Tranter Towers’, the new Bridgnorth MPD offices,[7] and in 1998 led the team which dismantled the Bristol Bath Road turntable and arranged its transportation to Eardington.[8] In 2000 re relinquished the Chairmanship of the SVRA to Stewart Clark but continued as Vice Chairman.[9] In 2006 he became a Director of the SVR Rolling Stock Trust.[10] From 2006 he took an active role in developing plans for the Diesel Depot, culminating in a detailed proposal published in 2009.[11]

Alvin became a Director of the 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust in 2009. He resigned as a Director of both SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society(H) and the Charitable Trust in 2011.[12]

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  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 65
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 86
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 98
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 84 and 87
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 91
  6. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 103
  7. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 125
  8. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 126, 129
  9. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 133
  10. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 155
  11. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 156, 161, 166
  12. Companies House; SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 176 Boardroom Notes