Stewart Clark

James Malcolm Stewart Clark was a former Chairman of the Severn Valley Railway Association, and a Director of SVR(H) and the Charitable Trust. He is still involved with The LNER Carriage Group.

Stewart Clark was already a long-time member when he joined the SVRA Committee as representative of the SVRA South East Branch in 1987.[1] Although a London resident at the time, he became involved with the Bridgnorth C&W group; an article in SVR News in 1994 on the restoration of Bar Car 1883 noted that Stewart "…travels 150 miles every visit to spend about a day and a half making the doors lock properly. By the time he finishes the last door, he will have clocked up 1800 miles travelling to do that task alone!"[2]

Stewart became SVRA Vice-Chairman in 1989 under Chairman Alvin Barker[3] and was the SVRA representative on the SVR(H) Board of Directors between 1995 and 1998.[4] He was also involved with The LNER (SVR) Coach Fund, of which he became Honorary Secretary.[5] He became SVR Chairman in 2000,[6] and in 2002 was succeeded as SVRA Chairman by Gordon Foster.

When the SVR Rolling Stock Trust was formed at the end of 2001, Stewart became a Trustee, representing the interests of the SVR’s carriage groups, and also contributing to the development of education and training policy.[7] He was present at the ceremony at Kidderminster on 17 April 2004 at which 7819 Hinton Manor was formally handed into the custody of the Trust.[8] At the time he was still actively involved in carriage restoration.[9]

Stuart ceased to be a Director and Trustee in the Charitable Trust in 2016. As of 2019 he is still a member of The LNER Carriage Group.[10]

SVR Officerships

See also


  1. SVR News 85, 86
  2. SVR News 111
  3. SVR News 94
  4. SVR News 115, 127
  5. SVR News 138
  6. SVR News 133
  7. SVR News 141
  8. SVR News 147
  9. SVR News 150, 152 etc.
  11. Companies House
  12. Companies House