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*1997 The SVR's second ever 'Heavy Horse' event took place, including horse drawn shunting demonstrations at Highley.<ref>SVR News 124</ref>
 
*1997 The SVR's second ever 'Heavy Horse' event took place, including horse drawn shunting demonstrations at Highley.<ref>SVR News 124</ref>
 
*2004 [[Bridgnorth Station Footbridge]] re-opened after being dismantled for painting.
 
*2004 [[Bridgnorth Station Footbridge]] re-opened after being dismantled for painting.
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*2020 Phase 2 of [[Falling Sands Viaduct]] works commenced, to replace damaged bricks and repoint the mortar on the outside walls and arches.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 20:08, 21 May 2020

On May 18 in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history.

  • 1972 An inaugral meeting to discuss the proposed purchase of BR Riddles 4MT 75069 was held in Birmingham.
  • 1973 An EGM of the Guarantee Company, attended by around 300 members, overwhelmingly voted in favour of raising money to build Bridgnorth Bypass Bridge.[1]
  • 1974 The re-opening to Bewdley was completed with the section from Highley opened, although the passing loop at Arley had still to be rebuilt. Railcar 22 formed the first service from Bridgnorth.[2]
  • 1974 An engine took water from the ex-GWR water column at Bewdley for the first time.[2]
  • 1974 The first AGM of the Great Western (SVR) Association took place.[2]
  • 1983 The line reopened following a closure caused by an embankment collapse south of Bridgnorth Bypass Bridge on April 30th.[3]
  • 1978 70000 Britannia was steamed for the first time in 12 years.
  • 1994 An inquest was held into the fatal accident at Waterworks Crossing in January. A verdict of accidental death was recorded, with no blame attached to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society.[4]
  • 1996 GWR Mogul 7325 commenced two weekends of London Underground 'Steam on the Met' services
  • 1997 The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society's second ever 'Heavy Horse' event took place, including horse drawn shunting demonstrations at Highley.[5]
  • 2004 Bridgnorth Station Footbridge re-opened after being dismantled for painting.
  • 2020 Phase 2 of Falling Sands Viaduct works commenced, to replace damaged bricks and repoint the mortar on the outside walls and arches.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society history

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References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 28
  2. 2.02.12.2 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 32
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 68
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 111
  5. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 124