April 9

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The engine and generator of 50007 Hercules on 9 April 2017
On April 9 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1971 BR Standard Class 7 70000 Britannia arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway for restoration.[1]
  • 1994 The line reopened following temporary repairs to Hay Bridge, damaged by a lorry strike three days earlier.[2]
  • 1995 Ivatt 46521 provided an unexpected side show on the Spring Steam Gala Sunday by becoming derailed on Highley loop points.[3]
  • 2017 Visitors to the Diesel Depot during the 'Open House' weekend could inspect the engine and generator of 50007 Hercules which were awaiting re-installation following repairs.


Other photos taken on 9 April:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← April 8 - April 10 →


  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 19
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 111
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 115