May 20

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Diesel Depot plaque marking the opening ceremony on 20 May 2016
On May 20 in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history.
  • 1970 A Light Railway Order was granted, allowing the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society to begin running public services.[1]
  • 1974 GWR 2857 Heavy Goods Loco was purchased from Barry Scrapyard by The 2857 Society.[2]
  • 1978 BR Standard Class 7 70000 was renamed Britannia by R A RiddlesRobert Arthur "Robin" Riddles, Member of the Railway Executive for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsible for the design of the British Rail Standard Class locomotives.[3]
  • 1980 BR Riddles 4MT 80079 moved to Bold Colliery from Northwich for Rocket 150 at Rainhill.
  • 1988 7819 Hinton Manor worked a special main line train to mark the re-opening of Great Malvern Station.[4]
  • 1999 The cosmetic restoration of 4930 Hagley Hall was completed, in preparation for a move to the Designer Outlet Village at Swindon.[5]
  • 2016 GBRf Class 66 no 66763 was named "Severn Valley Railway" while visiting the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society.
  • 2016 The Chairman of Network Rail formally opened Kidderminster Diesel Depot.

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Photos taken on 20 May:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history

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References

  1. Marshall (1989) p. 172.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 42
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 47/48
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 88
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 130