March 13

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Cleobury Road Bridge
On March 13 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1878 The Divisional Engineer, Wolverhampton reported that a portion of the newly constructed arch of Bewdley Tunnel was giving way. The tunnel continued to deteriorate until being fully relined in 1910.[1]
  • 1889 The GWRGreat Western Railway bought the rights to clay and minerals under the railway at Jackfield, to prevent their extraction damaging the railway.[2]
  • 1982 LMS 5000 took the Welsh Marches Pullman between Hereford and Newport.[3]
  • 1989 7819 Hinton Manor was used in filming an item for the BBC/Open University production "Entrepreneurs".[4]
  • 1993 A replacement bus service ran between Bridgnorth and Hampton Loade after repairs to Cleobury Road Bridge overran.[5]
  • 2006 BRBritish Rail or British Railways GUVs 94157 and 94200 arrived at the SVRSevern Valley Railway from EWSEnglish, Welsh & Scottish Railway, a rail freight company Railways at Old Oak Common.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← March 12 - March 14 →


  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 109, "Relining of Bewdley Tunnel, 1910" (John Marshall)
  2. Marshall (1989) p. 108.
  3. Six Bells Junction
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 92
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 106