September 24

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D013 Western Ranger (2009)
On September 24 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1966 The third Open Weekend was the last without steam traction. A fairground including roundabouts, swings and dodgem cars was set up behind platform 2. 1,500 visitors attended, raising £200 for the funds.[1]
  • 1983 A weekend event began, organised by the Western Locomotive Association to celebrate the 21st anniversary of D1013 Western Ranger entering BRBritish Rail or British Railways service.[2]
  • 1994 BR Standard tank 80079 made four round trips between Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction to celebrate the re-opening of "The Jewellery Line"[3].
  • 2010 37906 attended the Mid-Norfolk Railway's Class 37 Golden Jubilee Event.[4]
  • 2018 At the Autumn Steam Gala 2857 carried a '100' headboard denoting she had reached 100,000 miles of service in preservation.[5]

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 11
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 70
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 116
  4. 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) October 2010
  5. SVRLive