May 14

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150th Anniversary plaque
On May 14 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1915 The GWRGreat Western Railway carried out structural repairs to the Accommodation bridge near Crossing Cottage which included a small stone plaque bearing this date.
  • 1983 5000 hauled two mainline railtours: the Humber Venturer from Hull - Chester and the Welsh Marches Pullman from Chester - Shrewsbury.[1][2]
  • 1984 Having finally received permission from BRBritish Rail or British Railways, the Kidderminster Town station project 'moved into high gear'.[3]
  • 1989 Jinty 47383 was derailed in the yard at Highley during that weekend's Diesel Gala. Videos of the re-railing can be seen on YouTube.
  • 1994 7802 Bradley Manor was commissioned into service in a ceremony at Bewdley.[4]
  • 2005 D1013 Western Ranger attended the Mid Hants Railway Diesel Gala.
  • 2011 LMS Stanier 5MT 44871 and classmate 45407 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway for a short stay. Both locomotives featured in the 'Sounds of the 60s’ event the following weekend.[5]
  • 1997 The leading tender wheel of 46521 became derailed at Highley during filming of Oh Doctor Beeching![6]
  • 2012 HRH The Duke of Gloucester unveiled a plaque at Bewdley Station commemorating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Severn Valley Railway in 1862.


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See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Six Bells Junction
  2. Six Bells Junction
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 73
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 111
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 174
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 123