July 24

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Article from the Sun (London) of Saturday 24 July 1847
Railcar 22 at Didcot (2011)
On July 24 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1847 The first known mention of the Severn Valley Railway in a newspaper.
  • 1967 A first meeting was held with Bridgnorth Rural Borough Council to discuss the future of the Hollybush Road footbridge.[1]
  • 1978 Railcar 22 left the SVRSevern Valley Railway to return to Didcot. The diesel railcar had arrived on loan in 1967.[2]
  • 1984 Maj. Olver inspected the SVRSevern Valley Railway ahead of the opening of the Kidderminster extension.[3]
  • 1986 Bridgnorth District Council served notice on the SVRSevern Valley Railway to cease boiler rivetting at Bridgnorth[4].
  • 1998 John Garth retired as SVRSevern Valley Railway(H) Director, becoming an honorary Life Vice-President
  • 1999 the Railway saw the incoming 'The Blackcountryman' railtour from Harrow, with steam from Preston to Arley, using Black 5 45407.[5] She remained for several weeks.
  • 2002 saw GWR 813 Saddle Tank at the East Somerset Railway on the fourth leg of an eight railway tour
  • 2017 saw GWR Pannier 1501 at the Llangollen Railway to begin a short hire period

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 19
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 96
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 73
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 83
  5. uksteam website (Retrieved 11 July 2019)