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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.
- 1961 Future resident 4930 Hagley Hall received a new boiler during her last heavy general overhaul at Swindon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2001 A First Great Western HST operated an excursion from Barnstaple to Bridgnorth and return.
- 2012 The Parliamentary All-Party Rail Heritage Group enjoyed a day at the railway.
- 2015 HRH The Princess Royal visited the SVRSevern Valley Railway.
- 2016 50031 Hood returned from RVEL, Derby where it had been painted in non-authentic Inter City livery.
On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history