September 16

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Elan Valley Aqueduct (Wikimedia Commons)
On September 16 in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history.
  • 1899 A short-lived siding was opened at Folly Point to serve the construction of the Elan Valley Aqueduct.[1]
  • 1967 BRBritish Rail or British Railways gave permission for 3205 to travel in steam to Taplow Station goods yard for a GWSGreat Western Society open day.
  • 1973 43106 was test steamed after nearly two years of restoration[2].
  • 2000 50049 Defiance and 50031 Hood (as D431) hauled the 'Celtic Hoover' railtour
  • 2006 813 was exhibited at STEAM GWRGreat Western Railway Museum, Swindon.[3]
  • 2012 Michael Portillo visited the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, filming part of the 'Great British Railway Journeys' series

Gallery

Photos taken on 16 September:

All pictures from the (Sellick Collection)

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history

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References

  1. Marshall (1989) p. 95.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 29
  3. The GWR 813 Preservation Fund Diary of Visits & Steamings 2000 -2010