March 31

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75069 at Bridgnorth in 1973 ex-BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. (D. Cooke)
On March 31 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1930 Burlish Halt opened.[1]
  • 1968 An 'Inspection Special' from Bridgnorth to Bewdley was arranged for officials from BRBritish Rail or British Railways's Estates Department. John Hill drove 3205 hauling two coaches.[2]
  • 1973 BR Standard 4MT 75069 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Barry Scrapyard.[3]
  • 1979 Following the arrival of D1013 and D1062 the previous year, the SVRSevern Valley Railway staged its first 'Western Weekend'.[4]
  • 1991 GWR 60906 Ballast Wagon arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Cardiff Docks.
  • 2017 50049 Defiance attended the Bluebell Railway's Diesel Gala. Sister 50035 Ark Royal was also due to attend, but suffered a brake fault and so was unable to travel.


Photos taken on 31 March:


  1. Marshall (1989) p. 90.
  2. Williams (1974) P. 132.
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 126

See also

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