April 21

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On April 21 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1974 Refurbishment of the Underbridge on Station Road, Highley continued as the deck timbers were replaced and ash troughs fitted.[1]
  • 1996 5764 was photographed taking water at Highley. The water at Highley is not treated, so this facility is not used in normal operations.[2]
  • 2010 Hired locomotives E6005 (73005) and D3937 Gladys left the SVRSevern Valley Railway by road to return to the DeanWilliam Dean, Chief Locomotive Engineer of the Great Western Railway 1977-1902 Forest Railway. Both required repairs, the 73 suffering an axle bearing fault and seized turbo around 2005, and the 08 requiring vacuum brake and exhauster repairs[3].

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← April 20 - April 22 →


  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 32
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 124 p. 15
  3. Express Points Web Round-UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR), May 2010