November 4

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Tenbury station was renamed Tenbury Wells on 4 November 1912
On November 4 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1859 John Owen, a labourer engaged in constructing the Severn Valley Railway, appeared at Condover petty sessions charged with stealing a spade from Thomas Jones, a fellow workman.[1]
  • 1912 Tenbury station was renamed Tenbury Wells by the GWRGreat Western Railway.[2]
  • 1972 More than 5,700 people attended a bonfire night event at Bridgnorth.[3]
  • 1976 D1062 Western Courier was bought from BRBritish Rail or British Railways by the Western Locomotive Association, becoming the first class 52 ‘Western’ to be preserved.
  • 1978 The final railtour using Severn Valley coaches on the main line ran from Bridgnorth-Pwllheli.[4]
  • 1987 BR Mark 1 Full Brake E81013 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Thornton Fields via Ely, having been acquired by SVR(H) in response to a request from Arley for two BGs to be converted for use as Santa's Grottos.[5][6]
  • 2017 50007 Hercules became the first locomotive to use the newly installed lifting jacks in the Diesel Depot when it was lifted for maintenance.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← November 3 - November 5 →


  1. Shrewsbury Chronicle - Friday 4 November 1859, on the British Newspaper Archive
  2. Beddoes & Smith (1995) p.81.
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 26
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 50
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th Edition
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 87/88