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On May 26 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
- 1856 Peto, Brassey and Betts signed the contract to build the Severn Valley Railway.
- 1900 Kidderminster and Stourport Electric Tramway made an application under the Light Railways Act to extend the tramway from Kidderminster to Bewdley. However work never began and the proposal was eventually abandoned.
- 1968 LMS Jinty 47383 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.
- 1980 The SVRSevern Valley Railway’s 3205, 43106, 45000, 600 Gordon, 80079, D1062 Western Courier and 3 coaches took part in the Rocket 150 celebrations at Rainhill.
- 1985 GWR 7819 Hinton Manor hauled the first GW150 shuttles on the then disused branch between Bristol Temple Meads and Portishead, special dispensation being given for a Blue axle load locomotive to work on a Yellow load route. Subsequent weekends were operated by LMS Ivatt Class 2 46443
- 1993 Scenes for the BBC programe "Antiques Roadshow" were filmed on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.
- 2017 The Charitable Trust 'Future Fund' appeal reached its target to meet the HLFHeritage Lottery Fund (National Lottery Heritage Fund from 2019) matched funding grant of £500,000.
On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history
- Nabarro (1971) p. 34.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News56
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 108