April 19

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On April 19 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1892 A large number of excursionists from West Smethwick returned to Kidderminster Station two hours after the last excursion train had left. A "wild and disorderly scene ensued" as they tried to board an ordinary express train without valid tickets, resulting in two men being locked up and fined £2 each and costs.[1]
  • 1980 80079 made a first appearance on the main line since preservation, double heading the Black Countryman rail tour from Hereford to Manchester Victoria with former SVRSevern Valley Railway resident 5000.[2]
  • 1997 A charter railtour from Paddington to Kidderminster (main line) saw the first appearance in the area of a Great Western liveried HST.[3]
  • 2000 Construction of Kidderminster Carriage Shed was completed, with the keys being handed to the SVRSevern Valley Railway by the Carillion site manager[4].

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← April 18 - April 20 →


  1. Bridgnorth Journal and South Shropshire Advertiser. - Saturday 23 April 1892 on the British Newspaper Archive
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 56
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 124
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 122