August 2

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On August 2 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1963 Transport Minister Ernest Marples approved the ending of passenger services between Shrewsbury and Bewdley from 9 September 1963.[1]
  • 1968 "Flying Pig" 43106 arrived in steam on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Lostock Hall.[2]
  • 1976 SVRSevern Valley Railway volunteers provided assistance to the Fire Brigade in tackling a large fire at the Devil's Spittleful (Rifle Range) Bridge on the Spring Grove Estate between Bewdley and Foley Park. Diesel shunter Highflyer used a spare HawksworthFrederick Hawksworth, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948 tender to provide around 10,000 gallon of water.[3]
  • 1978 D1013 Western Ranger and D1062 Western Courier were towed from Kingswear to Newton Abbot, the first stage of their move to the SVRSevern Valley Railway[4].
  • 2018 40106 Atlantic Conveyor arrived as part of a relationship with the Class Forty Preservation Society, initially on a short-term hire but later extended.


Photos taken on 2 August:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← August 1 - August 3 →


  1. Magner (1997) p. 32.
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 41
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 126