July 13

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Peckett 1738 arrives at Bridgnorth by lorry on 13 July 1968
On July 13 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1863 The GWRGreat Western Railway (West Midland Amalgamation) Act authorised the West Midland Railway's absorbtion by the GWRGreat Western Railway.[1]
  • 1968 Peckett 1738 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[2]
  • 1985 A sponsored railing paint was held at Kidderminster to raise funds to acquire 'The People's Engine' 46443 which had been put up for sale by the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[3]
  • 1985 The Donkey Gallops was the first project of the new “Civil Engineering and Building Department”
  • 1987 An episode of The Halt filmed at Arley first aired on ITV.
  • 1989 The SVRSevern Valley Railway participated in the opening of the Worcestershire Way. The route follows the River Severn between Bewdley and Arley via Eymore Wood at Trimpley.[4]
  • 1991 The first Kidderminster station staff charity pump trolley run took place from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and back, propelled by members of the SVR Junior Club.[5]
  • 2019 686 The Lady Armaghdale was exhibited at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb Motorsport event


Photos taken on 13 July:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 69
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Fourth Edition
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 76
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 93
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 102