September 8

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GWRGreat Western Railway Panniers 9624 and 4665 prepare to depart Bridgnorth with the last BRBritish Rail or British Railways train on 8 September 1963 (Sellick Collection)
On September 8 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1963 The last BRBritish Rail or British Railways passenger train to leave Bridgnorth for the south, normally a diesel railcar service, was hauled by GWRGreat Western Railway pannier tanks 4665 and 9624[1].
  • 1974 Newly repainted Jinty 47383 fully entered service following completion of restoration.[2]
  • 1975 GWR 94059 China Clay Open Wagon arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from the Port of Bristol Authority
  • 1984 Didcot's 5051 'Drysllwyn Castle' arrived for a visit including the Autumn Steam Gala.[3]
  • 2016 60163 'Tornado' brought Vintage Trains' 'Severn Valley Venturer' from London Victoria to Bridgnorth.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← September 7 - September 9 →


  1. Smith (1968) p. 26.
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 33
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 74