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[[<!--IMAGE FILE--> File:LMS 2300 20150322.jpg |thumb|centre|300px|link=<!--PAGE TO LINK TO--> LMS Corridor Third 2300 |  
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LMS Corridor Third 2300 was a Stanier design, although H G Ivatt had become CME by the time it was built in 1946. After withdrawal by BR in 1966, 2300 was internally stripped and used for the next 11 years as a store room by Bass Charrington in Plymouth. Its restoration between 1978 and 1984, as well as being one of the most comprehensive rebuilds undertaken at the time, was largely responsible for establishing the Bridgnorth C&W team. [[<!--PAGE TO LINK TO--> LMS Corridor Third 2300 | (Full article...)]]]]  
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Ivatt 2MT No 46521 is a classmate of the SVR's [[LMS Ivatt Class 2 46443 | 46443]] and was resident on the SVR between 1971 and 2002. The "Green Mickey Mouse" featured prominently in the BBC sitcom [[Oh Doctor Beeching!]] and despite its small size made several appearances on the main line.[[<!--PAGE TO LINK TO--> LMS Ivatt Class 2 46521 | (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].
  
[[2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic]]: '''Following the government announcement on Saturday 31 October about new national Covid-19 restrictions, the Severn Valley Railway will close from Thursday 5 November up to and including 2 December. The railway's pubs, cafes and shops will also shut'''. Further details may be found [https://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=947 here]. 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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[[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 16:48, 13 January 2021

Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Wiki

From this week's featured article
IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951 2MTThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. No 46521 is a classmate of the SVRSevern Valley Railway's 46443 and was resident on the SVRSevern Valley Railway between 1971 and 2002. The "Green Mickey Mouse" featured prominently in the BBC sitcom Oh Doctor Beeching! and despite its small size made several appearances on the main line. (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.