May 5

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On May 5 in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history.
  • 1861 The first steam working on the still incomplete line took place between Stourport and Bewdley.[1]
  • 1979 A Monmouthshire Railway Society special from Cardiff became the first BRBritish Rail or British Railways through excursion onto SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society metals. 7819 Hinton Manor and D1062 Western Courier provided motive power to and from Bridgnorth.[2]
  • 1982 LMR 600 Gordon was used to haul a load of 1,800 concrete sleepers which had arrived at Foley Park in a freight train consisting of 19 'rail freight' O.C.A. low sided open wagons.[3]
  • 1982 GWR 7812 Erlestoke Manor took the Welsh Marches Express between Hereford and Chester.[4]
  • 1998 GWR 99965 Open 'C' Goods Wagon arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society[5].
  • 2018 BR Class 08 D3586 hauled a passenger train from Bridgnorth to Highley following the failures of visiting 6023 King Edward II and first choice replacement BR Class 14 D9551.

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See also

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

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References

  1. Smith (1968) p. 16.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 52
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 64
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 66, page 9
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition