Severn Valley Railway Engineering Services

Severn Valley Railway Engineering Services is primarily based at Bridgnorth Loco Works. It carries out the preservation, refurbishment and maintenance of the SVR's locomotives and rolling stock. The railway's skills and knowledge in maintaining the traditional railway, and its many areas of expertise and component supply, are also available to other rolling stock owners and railways as contract services.



By autumn 2011 the SVR's Motive Power Department consisted of two main sections, 'Mechanical' and 'Boiler', with the latter having a separate Boiler Shop Foreman and Boiler Contract Foreman.[1] At the beginning of 2012 the department was renamed Severn Valley Railway Engineering Services, with the Boiler section overseeing both internal and contract work under a single Boiler Shop Manager.[2]

In December 2017 it was reorganised under an Engineering Services Works Manager and an Engineering Services Carriage and Wagon Manager, both reporting to the General Manager. They are supported by a Engineering Advisory Group under the SVR Management Advisory Groups structure, "containing representation from the Board and Volunteers to provide support to the management by combining the wide experience of our volunteer and paid workforce with the objective of improving the performance and corporate governance of the Railway."

See also


  1. SVR News 175
  2. SVR News 177