October 15

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StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 8FThe 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. 48773
On October 15 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1970 The SVRSevern Valley Railway met with BRBritish Rail or British Railways and provisionally agreed to buy the southern section of the line between Alveley Sidings and Foley Park for £74,000, subject to contract and BRBritish Rail or British Railways Board approval.[1]
  • 1977 the SVRSevern Valley Railway provided a rake of GWRGreat Western Railway carriages for use on a mainline excursion, 'The Severn Valley Limited', the itinerary including Plymouth and Liskeard.[2][3]
  • 1982 Episode 2 of L For Lester was first broadcast, utilising D1013 Western Ranger and recently acquired ex-BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 coaches in appropriate BRBritish Rail or British Railways blue and grey livery.[4][5][6]
  • 1994 The 8F Society presented a cheque for funds raised to the Turntable Fund, while 8F 48773 was turned[7].

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 18
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 45
  3. Taillamp Photography (Retrieved 7 October 2019)
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 65
  5. Internet Movie Data Base (retrieved 24 December 2018)
  6. YouTube clip
  7. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 114