September 1

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GWRGreat Western Railway 7812 Erlestoke Manor

On September 1 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1963 Kidderminster Shed became shed 2PThe 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. under 2 Rugby when responsibility for the area was transferred from the Western Region of BRBritish Rail or British Railways to the London Midland Region. 11 locomotives were allocated from classes 4300, 5101, 5600, 5700 and 08 (diesel shunter).[1]
  • 1971 Filming involving freight train scenes took place on the SVRSevern Valley Railway. LMS 8233 was renumbered 48188 for the film, which concerned the heroism of Driver John Axon G.C. who was killed when the real 48188 ran away at Chapel-en-le-Frith in 1957.[2]
  • 1979 Newly-restored 7812 was officially re-named "Erlestoke Manor" in a ceremony at Bewdley.[3]
  • 2015 Formal notice was given to transfer ownership of GWR 'Toad' 17410 to the SVR Charitable Trust[4].

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. BR database
  2. Williams (1974) p. 44.
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 53
  4. Public Notice GWR ‘Toad’ 17410, dated 1 September 2015, accessed 10 November 2015