October 24

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On October 24 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1877 The GWRGreat Western Railway Board authorised the construction of Bewdley North and Bewdley South signal boxes.[1]
  • 1970 The ex Henley-in-Arden 11,250 gallon water tank was lifted into place at the new Bridgnorth locomotive watering facilities.[2]
  • 1982 GWR 2857 was towed to Bridgnorth where the boiler was lifted using the 30 ton steam crane.[3]
  • 1998 The GW(SVR)A celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special train from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth hauled by their locomotive 9303.[4] The Constitution which governs the Association’s status as a registered charity was adopted on that day.[5]
  • 1998 45110 and 48773 hauled the Royal Duchy from Exeter-Plymouth-Newquay.[6]
  • 2009 The new Highley Station Footbridge opened for public use for half-term services, before closing for a few days to enable final detailing work to take place.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← October 23 - October 25 →


  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 114
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 18
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 64
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 128
  5. Charities Commission website
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 129, p.12


24 October 1976, 43106 begins the climb over Eardington Bank