January 5

On January 5 in SVR history.

  • 1970 The Light Railway Order granted to BR was published. This enabled the SVR to apply for their own Order to take over and operate the newly created Light Railway.[1]
  • 1971 GWR Hawksworth First Sleeper 9082 arrived on the SVR from Didcot.[2] It departed in 2005.


Photos taken on 5 January:

See also

On this day in SVR history

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  1. SVR News 15
  2. SVR Stock Book, ninth edition