Stourport Triangle

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The Stourport Triangle with the Stourport Line to the right

The "Stourport Triangle" (also known as the "Bewdley Triangle") is the name given to the small area of land between the Kidderminster and Stourport lines as they diverge to the southeast of Bewdley. The ground in the area of the triangle was excavated to rail level in 1986 to provide filling for the Bewdley Bypass[1].

Current use

  • Currently the remains of the Stourport Branch, the sidings which have been added since its closure and the ground around them are used for the storage of goods wagons and Permanent Way materials.
  • On certain Gala days a Class 108 DMU shuttle service is operated between the Triangle, Bewdley and the short remaining length of former Tenbury Branch track immediately north of Bewdley to recreate the feel of Bewdley as a country junction station.
  • In 2015, Rail Safety Solutions (RSS) entered an agreement with the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society to lease the Stourport Branch.[2] A small section of relaid track can be seen on the site, along with a hoarding bearing the logos of RSS, Auctus Training Solutions and the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society.

Other proposals

From time to time proposals have been made to make use of this site.

  • In 1973 a report was put forward suggesting siting a loco running shed there[3].
  • In 1979 plans were drawn up for a three road carriage shed[4].
  • The triangle was also planned to be the location of the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society’s turntable, acquired in 1980 but later installed at Kidderminster.

See also

List of rolling stock at the Stourport triangle

References

  1. Marshall (1989), p93
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 192, "General Manager's Notes", Nick Ralls
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 29
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 50

Links

The Stourport Triangle on Google Earth