February 1

On February 1 in SVR history.

  • 1862 Public services began on the newly opened Severn Valley Railway.[1]
  • 1932 The GWR opened a new shed at Kidderminster.[2]
  • 1965 The goods yard at Hartlebury was closed by BR.[3]
  • 1966 The Severn Valley Railway Society met BR officials who agreed to the £25,000 offer for purchase of the line and buildings, subject both to contract and a Light Railway Order being granted by the Ministry of Transport.[4]
  • 1968 BR's application for a Light Railway Order covering the line between Bridgnorth and Alveley Sidings was published. Once granted, this would downgrade the Branch to a Light Railway which could then be transferred to the SVR[5].

See also

On this day in SVR history

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  1. Marshall (1989) p. 50.
  2. SVR News 16
  3. Mitchell and Smith (2007) fig. 3.
  4. SVR News 189/190, “The Early Days of the Severn Valley Railway”, A.G. Cleaver
  5. SVR News 13