October 22

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2047 being unloaded at Bridgnorth
On October 22 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1881 Dowles Bridge was closed due to some boards being blown onto the rails by a gale. The evening passenger train was stopped and the passengers had to walk to Bewdley.[1]
  • 1930 Mr C B CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 instructed that MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van G wagons be fitted with 'InstanterA type of three link chain coupling with a special triangular-shaped middle link which provides sufficient slack for coupling, but when rotated through 90 degrees shortens the length of the chain, reducing the slack without the need to wind a screw.' couplings, including SVR example 112889.
  • 1958 Wickham Trolley 9021 was delivered new to the Ministry of Supply Kineton Detachment, No. 1 Railway Group
  • 1967 Manning Wardle 0-6-0PT 2047 Warwickshire arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[2]
  • 1980 Ruston & Hornsby diesel shunter 'Alan' (works no 414304/1957) was delivered to Bridgnorth.[3]
  • 1981 GWR Collett Bow-Ended Coach No 5043 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway by rail.
  • 2016 a new event at The Engine House, the Christmas Gift Fayre, was held for the first time.[4]
  • 2016 the Great Western (SVR) Association ran the 'CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 to Bridgnorth' special train from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and back to celebrate the re-launch into service of Collett Brake Composite 6562[4].

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Worcestershire Chronicle Saturday 22 October 1881 on the British Newspaper Archive
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 57
  4. 4.0 4.1 Express Points Web Round-UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR), September 2016