January 31

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Victoria Bridge
On January 31 in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history.
  • 1862 The first full length working of the newly opened Severn Valley Railway took place. Public services began the following day.[1]
  • 1969 Alveley Colliery closed. Although the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society had yet to buy the line from Bridgnorth, it confirmed an interest in also buying the now unused southern section to Bewdley.[2]
  • 1976 Hugh Mossop resigned as SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society General Manager and was succeeded by Michael Draper, initially as Acting General Manager.
  • 1983 The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society was presented with the 'Best Preserved Station Competition 1982' award for Highley Station by Sir Peter Parker.[3]
  • 1994 A contract began to refurbish Victoria Bridge. The first four-week phase comprised replacing the ends of the original wrought iron beams with new steelwork.[4]
  • 1998 2968 and 7325 took the Inclined Salopian railtour from Gloucester to Bescot via Lickey.[5]
  • 2019 Partial rebuilding of the platform face at Eardington was completed, giving the station a full length working platform for the first time since 1984.

See also

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

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References

  1. Marshall (1989) p. 49.
  2. Marshall (1989) p. 101.
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 67
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 113
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 126, p. 49