October 7

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On October 7 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1894 Stourbridge Enginemen, Samuel Rollings and Richard Joinson, were reported for "Quarrelling & fighting in loco shed & generally falling short of Company's standards" which resulted in 1 month's notice to Rollings, and Joinson being suspended for 2 weeks and fined £1.[1]
  • 1972 The SVRSevern Valley Railway Civil Engineering Department visited the Wednesbury-Darlaston mineral line to collect a 2,000 gallon water tank for use as a header for a parachute tank at Bewdley.[2]
  • 2000 SR 34027 Taw Valley took the Southern Scot railtour between Crewe and Glasgow Central.[3]
  • 2013 Former boxer Richie Woodhall presented an item on BBC's Inside Out West Midlands on the SVRSevern Valley Railway's need for new apprentices.[4]
  • 2017 50049 Defiance operated Pathfinder's 'The Caledonian' between Crewe and Glasgow with 50007 Hercules[5].


Photos taken on 7 October:

All pictures from the (Sellick Collection)

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← October 6 - October 8 →


  1. GWRGreat Western Railway Staffing Records held by National Archives, via Ancestry UK
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 26
  3. Six Bells Junction
  4. BBC programme guide
  5. YouTube (Retrieved 21 January 2018)