March 28

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On March 28 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1963 Future resident 46443 was photographed by PJ Shoesmith at Kings Norton on a Redditch to Birmingham New Street local service. The picture was used in SVRSevern Valley Railway News 40 and is on the information board next to 46443 in The Engine House.[1]
  • 1974 The Light Railway Transfer Orders were granted, under which SVR(H) became responsible for the operating the existing northern and future southern sections of the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[2]
  • 1985 The first train operated on the new Paddock Garden Railway.
  • 1985 GWRGreat Western Railway 5 plank Open Goods Wagons 13154 and 102691 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from the Bristol Harbour Railway.
  • 1998 Two days of work began to dismantle the Bristol Bath Road Turntable prior to its being moved to the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[3]
  • 2007 7802 Bradley Manor was the last SVRSevern Valley Railway-based steam locomotive to haul a main line rail tour.[4]
  • 2018 BR 4593 Tourist Standard Open was moved to Bewdley to be used as a seating area for the buffet.
  • 2019 The chassis of 2047 Warwickshire was moved by 33108 from Bridgnorth Loco Works to Bewdley Down Yard for restoration to continue there.


Photo taken on 28 March:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 40
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 31
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 129
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 157