October 16

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On October 16 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1961 A one-week survey of passenger numbers on the Severn Valley branch began. The results were used to support BRBritish Rail or British Railways's proposal to close the line.[1]
  • 1971 The first meeting of the Severn Valley Railway Association took place.[2]
  • 1983 An image of the NRM's LNWRLondon & North Western Railway Ramsbottom 0-4-0ST No 1439 was taken at Arley. The locomotive had been filmed the previous April for the making of The Fasting Girl.
  • 1995 ownership of D1013 Western Ranger passed to Roger Smith.
  • 1999 80079 operated the 'Three Spires Local' railtour from Birmingham to Crewe with sister 80098.
  • 2004 The climax of Railcar50 saw a 12-car multiple unit in operation, believed to be the longest DMUDiesel Multiple Unit working in preservation.
  • 2010 37906 appeared at the National Railway Museum's Class 37 Diesel Anniversary Weekend.[3]
  • 2011 GWR 9085 First Sleeper moved to Arley after overhaul, allowing sister 9084 to move to Kidderminster, both in use for staff accommodation[4].

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← October 15 - October 17 →


  1. Magner (1997) p. 24.
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 21
  3. RustonRuston and Hornsby Ltd. of Lincoln, engineer and locomotive manufacturer acquired by English Electric in 1966. Also, Ruston-Bucyrus Ltd established in 1930 and jointly owned by Ruston and Hornsby and Bucyrus-Erie (US) 906 Group website
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 173, 175