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== Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Wiki ==
 
== Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Wiki ==
 
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[[<!--IMAGE FILE-->File:GWR 40554 Chaired Sleeper Wagon.jpg |thumb|centre|300px|link=<!--PAGE TO LINK TO-->GWR 40554 Chaired Sleeper Wagon|GWR 40554 is a special type of well wagon intended for moving chaired sleepers. It was preserved on the SVR in 1973 and appeared on the main line in the GWR 150 demonstration freight train  which ran to Newport behind [[2857|GWR 2857]] in 1985. It required a major overhaul in 2011-12 after being "''probably the most abused historic wagon on the SVR''". [[<!--PAGE TO LINK TO-->GWR 40554 Chaired Sleeper Wagon| (Full article...)]]]]  
For many enthusiasts the '''Autumn Steam Gala''' is the highlight of the SVR year, featuring overnight running and visiting locomotives. Autumn Steam Galas began as "Enthusiasts' Weekends" and featured home locomotives only. In the 1980s, visiting locomotives began to appear and have done so for each year the Gala has run since 1990. Three first-time visitors will appear in 2019.[[<!--PAGE TO LINK TO-->Autumn Steam Gala| (Full article...)]]]]  
 
 
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For timetables, fare information, and news about special events, please visit the [http://www.svr.co.uk SVR Official Website].  Other news and information of interest to members, shareholders and enthusiasts can be found on [https://www.svrlive.com/home SVRLive].
 
For timetables, fare information, and news about special events, please visit the [http://www.svr.co.uk SVR Official Website].  Other news and information of interest to members, shareholders and enthusiasts can be found on [https://www.svrlive.com/home SVRLive].
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[[2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic]]: all public services are suspended from 31 December 2020 until further notice. The SVR has launched a Fight Back Fund to help the Railway through this emergency; details may be found [https://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=921 here].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:45, 25 January 2021

Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Wiki

From this week's featured article
GWRGreat Western Railway 40554 is a special type of well wagon intended for moving chaired sleepers. It was preserved on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in 1973 and appeared on the main line in the GWRGreat Western Railway 150 demonstration freight train which ran to Newport behind GWR 2857 in 1985. It required a major overhaul in 2011-12 after being "probably the most abused historic wagon on the SVRSevern Valley Railway". (Full article...)

Schematic Map of the SVRSevern Valley Railway

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larger interactive version

For 101 years between 1862 and 1963, the Severn Valley Railway formed part of the national railway network, running for 40 miles between Hartlebury and Shrewsbury. Established as a separate company, it was mainly operated by the Great Western Railway (GWRGreat Western Railway) and later by British Railways (BRBritish Rail or British Railways).

The present day Severn Valley Railway (SVRSevern Valley Railway) was established in 1965 to preserve part of the line as a heritage railway. Today it has six stations and two halts and runs for 16 miles along the Severn Valley between Bridgnorth in Shropshire and Kidderminster in Worcestershire, following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. Train services are hauled predominantly by steam locomotives, regularly supplemented by a diesel multiple unit and diesel locomotive hauled trains.

This unofficial website is a project aimed to collect information and record events relating to the SVRSevern Valley Railway, both past and present.

For timetables, fare information, and news about special events, please visit the SVR Official Website. Other news and information of interest to members, shareholders and enthusiasts can be found on SVRLive.

2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: all public services are suspended from 31 December 2020 until further notice. The SVRSevern Valley Railway has launched a Fight Back Fund to help the Railway through this emergency; details may be found here.

Categories of article

History of the Severn Valley Railway

Current events on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Information about the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Miscellaneous


Query Corner

Unsurprisingly, there are a large number of questions about the SVRSevern Valley Railway, both in pre-preservation days and for a number of historical items since then. Take a visit down to Query Corner to see if you have a recollection relating to some long forgotten event, or know of a reliable source (maybe an early edition of the SVR News?) that might have the information we need!

Adding to this Wiki

This site, or "wiki", is a collaborative effort, and anyone who has any knowledge relating to the SVRSevern Valley Railway should feel free to contribute. Once you have created a user account and logged in, you can modify any page by clicking the "Edit" button in the top right hand corner. For some tips on how to format pages, and some guidelines on how to make this wiki accessible can be found on Tips for contributing to the SVR Wiki.

Alternatively, if you don't feel confident editing this Wiki (although there is no reason you shouldn't!!), each article also has a "Discussion" page, which can be accessed by clicking the relevant button in the top left hand corner. This allows you to make additions, suggestions, or corrections to a page without making any change to the article itself.