July 18

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On July 18 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1877 this was the revised deadline for the completion of the Kidderminster Loop Line under the GWRGreat Western Railway Act 1875. Services in fact began on 1 June 1878.
  • 1957 The 4.10pm Saturdays only Hartlebury to Shrewsbury service was headed by ex-GWR Large Prairie No 6118.[1]
  • 1988 The remaining short spur of the Severn Valley branch from Sutton Bridge Junction, serving the Shrewsbury Abbey sidings oil depot, was closed to rail traffic.[2]


Photos taken on 18 July:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Nabarro (1971) Photos pp. 28-29.
  2. Magner (1997) p. 32.