Current events on the Severn Valley Railway
This page provides a brief summary of current and forthcoming events on the SVRSevern Valley Railway, and links to where further information can be found. Historical information will be moved to the latest history timeline page as necessary.
Links to sources of information
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The SVR Main Web Site is primarily aimed at the travelling public. It includes all the latest news relevant to that sector, including details of forthcoming events, timetables, locomotive rosters, ticket sales and so on.
SVR Live is also an official SVRSevern Valley Railway web site, for members, shareholders and enthusiasts. SVRSevern Valley Railway Live contains news announcements, although these are of a more specialist nature concerning matters like locomotive overhauls and infrastructure upgrades. Information which is publicly accessible for enthusiasts includes Traffic Notices, Working Timetables, lineside photography policy and application forms, and so on. Certain pages from time to time are secured for password-protected use by Working Members for internal communication on AGMs and the like. Until March 2018 it also carried regular updates from various sources, including social media and SVRSevern Valley Railway-related websites, now discontinued.
'Express Points' is the Working Members’ monthly newsletter which moved to an online only delivery in January 2017. It is distributed by email to those who have registered, and it also publicly accessible on SVRSevern Valley Railway Live, which includes an archive of past editions.
'Branch Lines' is a monthly newsletter for SVRSevern Valley Railway Members, Shareholders and supporters. It is published SVRSevern Valley Railway Live, which includes an archive since April 2017.
‘SVRSevern Valley Railway Online’ is a secure password-protected intranet site is used by the SVRSevern Valley Railway for internal communication with staff and Working Members.
Forthcoming special events
- Open House Weekend: April 6 & 7
- Spring Holidays: April 13 - 26
- Family Fun Weekend: April 27 & 28
- Spring Diesel Festival: May 16 - 18. :Visiting locomotives:
- D7535 (25185): B.R.British Rail or British Railways Class 25 Bo-Bo, courtesy of South Devon Diesel Traction
- 97205 (31163): Brush Type 2The British Railways classification for diesel locomotives of 1001 bhp to 1499 bhp Class 31 A1A-A1A, courtesy of the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Association
- 33108: B.R.C.WBirmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company. Class 33 Bo-Bo (hired)
- 37688: E.E.English Electric Class 37 Co-Co (hired)
- 40106 AtlanticLocomotive with a 4-4-0 wheel configuration Conveyor: E.E.English Electric Class 40 1Co-Co1 (hired)
- 41001: B.R.British Rail or British Railways Prototype HST Power Car and Mark 3 carriages, courtesy of the National Railway Museum and 125 Group
- D4 Great Gable (44004): B.R.British Rail or British Railways Class 44 1 Co-Co 1, courtesy of Peak Locomotive Company
- 46010: B.R.British Rail or British Railways Class 46 1Co-Co1, courtesy of D05 Preservation Ltd
- 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier: E.E.English Electric Class 55 'Deltic' Co-Co, courtesy of the Deltic Preservation Society
- Mixed Traction Day: May 19
- May half-term: May 25 - 31
- Food & Drink Fayre: June 1 & 2
- Step Back to the 1940s: June 29 & 30, July 6 & 7
- Summer Holidays: July 20 - September 1
- Day of Dance: August 3
- Steam on the Road: August 10 & 11
- Classic Vehicle Day: August 31
- On The Buses: September 1
- Autumn Steam Gala: September 19 - 22. A BRBritish Rail or British Railways Standards theme, with a Southern twist
- Autumn Diesel Gala: October 3 - 5
- Christmas Gift Fayre: October 26 & 27
- October half-term: October 26 - November 3
- Ghost Trains: October 26, 30 & 31
See alsoMain Page
Links to other web sites with an SVR connection
- The Railway Magazine, January 2019, p.66