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On October 16 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
- 1961 A one-week survey of passenger numbers on the Severn Valley branch began. The results were used to support BRBritish Rail or British Railways's proposal to close the line.
- 1971 The first meeting of the Severn Valley Railway Association took place.
- 1983 An image of the NRM's LNWRLondon & North Western Railway Ramsbottom 0-4-0ST No 1439 was taken at Arley. The locomotive had been filmed the previous April for the making of The Fasting Girl.
- 1995 ownership of D1013 Western Ranger passed to Roger Smith.
- 1999 80079 operated the 'Three Spires Local' railtour from Birmingham to Crewe with sister 80098.
- 2004 The climax of Railcar50 saw a 12-car multiple unit in operation, believed to be the longest DMUDiesel Multiple Unit working in preservation.
- 2010 37906 appeared at the National Railway Museum's Class 37 Diesel Anniversary Weekend.
- 2011 GWR 9085 First Sleeper moved to Arley after overhaul, allowing sister 9084 to move to Kidderminster, both in use for staff accommodation.
On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history
- Magner (1997) p. 24.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 21
- RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) 906 Group website
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 173, 175