November 6

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Bewdley Bypass Bridge was jacked into place on 6 November 1986
On November 6 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1876 Leominster Engineman, Joseph Moreton, was caught taking coal from Hartlebury Lamp Room and fined 2 shillings.[1]
  • 1939 RAF Bridgnorth was ready for occupation.
  • 1965 Both 7802 Bradley Manor and 7812 Erlestoke Manor were recorded as withdrawn from Shrewsbury shed, though there is evidence of 7812 working after that date.
  • 1968 Highley Colliery was completely closed. Coal winding had ended in 1940, but the pithead remained in use for ventilation and personnel access to Alveley Colliery.[2]
  • 1972 Plassermatic Tamper TT65RD moved to the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Wolverhampton.[3][4] Thought to have been last used in the late 1970s, it was broken up at Kidderminster in 1999.[5]
  • 1986 Hydraulic rams were used to move the 2,500 ton concrete Bewdley Bypass Bridge around 150ft into its final position.[6]
  • 1990 BR Well Trolley 901010 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Willesden, a unique surviving vehicle.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. GWRGreat Western Railway Staffing Records held by National Archives via Ancestry UK
  2. Marshall (1989) p. 100.
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book, 9th edition
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 33
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 130
  6. Marshall (1989) p. 91.