April 5

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Installation of Kidderminster turntable began on 5 April 1992
On April 5 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1963 Large Prairie 5164 was withdrawn from service by BRBritish Rail or British Railways.[1]
  • 1992 General Manager Michael Draper ceremonially 'cut the sod' for Kidderminster Turntable.[2]
  • 1980 Alan Thwaites captured images of 4930 on the SVRSevern Valley Railway leg of a return charter from Ramsgate to Bridgnorth.[3]
  • 1993 The first trial running of 7802 Bradley Manor in preservation took place at Bewdley.[4]
  • 2004 Miss Victoria Bridge from Cradley carried out the re-opening ceremony of Victoria Bridge which had been closed for around 6 weeks of repairs.[5]
  • 2016 7000 tickets to ride behind Flying Scotsman and Tornado at the autumn 'PacificLocomotive with a 4-6-2 wheel configuration Power' event went on sale. All were sold before the end of the day.
  • 2016 LNER 7960 Kitchen Composite was exhibited at King's Cross station in London in connection with the unveiling of a sculpture of Sir Nigel GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941[6].

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 20
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 102
  3. Alan Thwaites (Retrieved 16 May 2020)
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 107
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 147
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 194