February 25

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IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951 MogulLocomotive with a 2-6-0 wheel configuration 43106
On February 25 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1967 While based at Carlisle Kingsmoor Depot, future SVRSevern Valley Railway resident Ivatt Mogul 43106 made her most northerly run into Scotland on a railtour from Carlisle to Beattock and back, becoming the last steam loco to use Beattock turntable.[1]
  • 1970 A contract was made between Shropshire County Council and the Guarantee Company requiring the former to give three months' notice of their intention to begin construction of Bridgnorth Bypass.[2]
  • 1984 BR Class 50 50007 was outshopped by BRBritish Rail or British Railways in Brunswick Green and renamed Sir Edward Elgar, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Great Western Railway.
  • 1987 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington was first broadcast.
  • 1999 A charter special ran from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth with the first SVRSevern Valley Railway crew drawn entirely from volunteers born after the end of the BRBritish Rail or British Railways steam era in 1968[3].

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 12, SVRSevern Valley Railway News 22
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 25
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 129