April 13

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On April 13 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1771 Richard Trevithick was born. A replica of his locomotive Catch Me Who Can is under construction at Bridgnorth.[1]
  • 1961 Future resident 4930 Hagley Hall received a new boiler during her last heavy general overhaul at Swindon.[2]
  • 1968 Following the closure of Stourbridge MPDMotive Power Depot its steam crane GWR RS38 and match trucks were acquired, and arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.
  • 1968 The Easter Steam Gala featured No 3205. Large crowds resulted in long waiting times, hindered by the lack of a run round loop and sufficient coaches. It raised around £600. At this time galas operated with the tacit approval of BRBritish Rail or British Railways.[3]
  • 1974 The line reopened between Hampton Loade and Highley. It was also the Easter weekend, and saw 16,000 passenger journeys.
  • 1977 The episode 'Bridgehead' of the TV series Survivors was first broadcast. A number of scenes were filmed around Highley, with 48773 (as LMS 8233) propelling several carriages into the station in the closing scenes.
  • 1991 StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 mogul 42968, then numbered LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 2968, entered service following a 17 year restoration from ex-BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation. condition.[4]
  • 2001 A First Great Western HST operated an excursion from Barnstaple to Bridgnorth and return.[5]
  • 2012 The Parliamentary All-Party Rail Heritage Group enjoyed a day at the railway.[6]
  • 2015 HRH The Princess Royal visited the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[7]
  • 2016 50031 Hood returned from RVEL, Derby where it had been painted in non-authentic Inter City livery.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Wikipedia
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 24
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 11
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 99
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 136
  6. Lord Faulkner of Worcester's Flickr page
  7. Plaque in Bridgnorth Station