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[[<!--IMAGE FILE--> File:Berrington_1962_Ben_Brooksbank.jpg |thumb|centre|300px|link=<!--PAGE TO LINK TO--> Berrington |  
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Berrington was the first station south of [[Shrewsbury]] on the original Severn Valley Branch, located 36&frac12; miles from [[Hartlebury]] and 4&frac14; miles from Shrewsbury. It lay between the villages of Berrington to the south west and Cross Houses to the north east. The station suffered the greatest decline in ticket sales between 1903 and 1938 of any station on the Branch. (Picture: Ben Brooksbank via Geograph) [[<!--PAGE TO LINK TO--> Berrington | (Full article...)]]]]  
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GWR Churchward Milk Brake 1399 began life as a First World War pharmacy car but was soon converted for use as a Milk Brake on express milk trains. After preservation on the SVR it saw use on P-Way trains before serving for many years as a sales coach for the [[Great Western (SVR) Assoc. |GW(SVR)A]] and more recently the [[Bewdley Station Fund Shop| Bewdley Station Fund]]. [[<!--PAGE TO LINK TO--> GWR 1399 Milk Brake | (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].
  
'''{{As of|2020|03|20}} the SVR is closed for the rest of March and throughout April due to the [[2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic]].  The SVR Website page containing the latest news on the COVID-19 situation may be found [https://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=920 here]. The SVR has launched an Emergency Appeal for funds 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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'''{{As of|2020|03|20}} the SVR is closed for the rest of March and throughout April due to the [[2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic]].  The SVR has launched an Emergency Appeal for funds 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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Revision as of 16:22, 23 March 2020

Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Wiki

From this week's featured article
GWRGreat Western Railway ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 Milk Brake 1399 began life as a First World War pharmacy car but was soon converted for use as a Milk Brake on express milk trains. After preservation on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society it saw use on P-Way trains before serving for many years as a sales coach for the GW(SVR)A and more recently the Bewdley Station Fund. (Full article...)

Schematic Map of the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

BridgnorthEardingtonHampton LoadeCountry Park HaltHighleyThe Engine HouseArleyVictoria BridgeNorthwood HaltWyre Forest LineBewdleyStourport BranchBewdley TunnelConnection to Network RailKidderminsterMaps#Schematic maps of the pre-closure SVRMapandlinks.png
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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 RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society) 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 RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, 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.

As of 20 March 2020 the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society is closed for the rest of March and throughout April due to the 2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society has launched an Emergency Appeal for funds to help the Railway through this emergency; details may be found here.

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History of the Severn Valley Railway

Current events on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Information about the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Miscellaneous


Query Corner

Unsurprisingly, there are a large number of questions about the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, 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 RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society 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.