January 2

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On January 2 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1860 A youth, James Painting, died from injuries received after he was run over by some railway waggons [sic] near Berrington during construction of the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[1]
  • 1875 The Kidderminster Times reported that construction of the loop line to Bewdley would begin as soon as the weather became favourable.[2]
  • 1905 The first halt opened at Foley Park[3]. A full service of two railmotors was introduced on that section from the same date.
  • 2018 34053 Sir Keith Park ran her last SVRSevern Valley Railway services before her move to Swanage the following week.


Photos taken on 2 January:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← January 1 - January 3 →


  1. Shrewsbury Chronicle - Friday 13 January 1860, on the British Newspaper Archive
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 69
  3. Marshall (1989) p. 92.