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]
  • 2000 D821 Greyhound as D845 Sprightly and D1013 Western Ranger appeared at Worcester Open Day[8].

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
  8. BR Open Days website