September 18

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On September 18 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1879 Leviathan Thorpe, an expectant mother, was arrested for fortune-telling. She was sentenced to six months hard labour. Some years later she gave birth to George Thorpe, who in time became a licensee of The Railwayman's Arms.
  • 1921 Billingsley Colliery closed, although the colliery railway continued in use to serve a landsale yard on the Bridgnorth to Cleobury Mortimer road.[1]
  • 1940 Railcar 22 entered service from Newport shed.
  • 1967 GWR 1399 Milk Brake arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Worcester.
  • 1986 GWR 41277 4 plank Open Goods Wagon arrived at the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Sharpness Docks, havong been condemned there by the GWRGreat Western Railway 51 years previously.
  • 1999 The railway saw an unusual visitor with a through Bridgnorth - Paignton excursion using a BRBritish Rail or British Railways HST
  • 2018 GWR 2857 Heavy Goods Loco reached 100,000 miles in preservation.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Marshall (1989) p. 98.