March 9

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On March 9 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1861 A navvy was injured in the cutting south of Victoria Bridge when a 20lb clod of earth fell on him from a height of 20-40ft. He was taken to Bewdley in a fishing boat and 'immediately placed under the care of Dr Webster'.
  • 1956 GWRGreat Western Railway Diesel Railcar W10W was destroyed in a fire at Bridgnorth.[1] "Passengers alighted safely before the driver moved the railcar alongside a water column at the platform end in an effort to save it."[2]
  • 1985 D3022 hauled a passenger service for the first time, replacing 4930 Hagley Hall which had failed on the day[3].
  • 2018 The Northern Belle stock was rebased from the SVRSevern Valley Railway to Carnforth[4].


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See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← March 8 - March 10 →


  2. Railway Magazine June 1956
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 76
  4. LNER Coach Fund Newsletter No. 68