January 4

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On January 4 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1922 Kidderminster Enginemen, Harry Rampton and George Day, were commended for "Keeping a sharp lookout when entering station" after pulling up short of a man who had jumped onto the track at Cleobury Mortimer Station to retrieve his hat.[1]
  • 1969 LMS Stanier 8F 48773 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in working order from BRBritish Rail or British Railways's Rose Grove depot.[2]
  • 1972 Frank Cronin visited the derelict Heaton Mersey diesel depot, identifying that the shed could subsequently be acquired to form part of Bridgnorth MPD.[3]
  • 1976 The UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR) Home signal at Bewdley was taken down due to rot in the base of the post. The upper portion was saved and later became the down home signal at Arley.[4]
  • 1994 The contractor arrived on site to begin construction of the ring forming Kidderminster Turntable.[5]

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. GWRGreat Western Railway Staffing Records held by National Archives, via Ancestry UK
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 24
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 40
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 110