August 31

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On August 31 in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history.

  • 1965 The Severn Valley Railway Society held a public meeting in Bridgnorth, generating publicity and support.[1]
  • 1968 A three day gala began at Bridgnorth, with trains running to Hampton Loade using 46443 and 43106. Travel required a 'day membership', as the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society had not been granted an LROLight Railway Order at that stage.[2]
  • 1971 Esso Oil Tank Wagon 2686 was delivered to Bewdley from Esso's Chesterfield Works
  • 1973 The Stanier Mogul Fund handed over a cheque for £3,575 to acquire 42968 from Barry Scrapyard.[3]
  • 1996 StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 MogulLocomotive with a 2-6-0 wheel configuration 42968 returned to the main line for the first time in thirty years, performing a test run from Kidderminster to Gloucester and return[4].
  • 2008 45110 was withdrawn from SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society service, for eventual overhaul
  • 2008 GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van arrived from the National Waterways Museum
  • 2013 A recommissioning ceremony was held at Kidderminster for SR 34053 Sir Keith Park
  • 2019 Mark Saville's 1957 Series 1 Land Rover "Plimsoll" made a return trip between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster during the Classic Vehicle Day

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See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history

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References

  1. Magner (1997) p. 45.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 11
  3. SMF web site
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 121