February 16

On February 16 in SVR history.

  • 1865 The GWR Traffic Committee sanctioned expenditure of £50 to relocate a spare crane from Stourport to Bridgnorth where it was 'much required'.[1]
  • 1971 The SVR formally agreed to buy the southern section of the line between Alveley Sidings and Foley Park for £74,000, subject to contract. This confirmed the provisional agreement reached with BR in August 1970.[2]
  • 1974 The two water tanks at Bewdley were lifted into place.[3]
  • 1990 Central TV's Midland News included an interview with John Cameron and film of newly restored 60009 Union of South Africa (running as Osprey) emerging from Bewdley Tunnel.[4]
  • 2002 The SVR experimented with a '1960s transport day' featuring visiting road transport from that era.[5]
  • 2019 BR Riddles 4MT 75069 returned to traffic after an overhaul costing more than £900,000 and involving more than 25,000 man hours of effort. The locomotive had last steamed in 1994.

See also

On this day in SVR history

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  1. Marshall (1989) p. 105.
  2. SVR News 19
  3. SVR News 31
  4. SVR News 96
  5. SVR News 139