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Severn Valley Railway Steam on the Road

The Severn Valley Railway’s Steam on the Road event takes place  at Kidderminster Station. The event showcases the very best of steam on the road, and steam on the rails! From steamrollers, traction engines and steam wagons and features a variety of full size traction engines, and up to 4 miniature engines including roadgoing steam vehicles, Steam Rollers, traction engines, Showmans Engines and steam wagons which will be on display and in operation in the car park and on the Station forecourt, plus Plimsoll, the Road/Rail Series 1 Land Rover will be on the line.


Visiting Steam Vehicles include No. 4093 Dororthy, Burrell Road Locomotive, No. 8064, Wallis & Steevens 8 Ton Advance, No. 17480 Survivor, Fowler DNB Steam Roller, No. 2547 Endurance, Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive, Trotter 1 Ton Steam Roller, No. 7248 Pedler, Wallis & Steevens General Purpose Engine, No. 12770, Foden Tractor, No. 26839, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies General Purpose Engine, No. 1592 Tasker B2 Tractor, No. 1310 Foden Agricultural Tractor

There are also Steam Trains running on the Severn Valley Railway including Brakevan rides on GWR 0-6-0 tank engine No. 1450 at Kidderminster station. Plus A Display of vintage tractors, And a Road run through Kidderminster each day, culminating with a climb up the hill to Kidderminster Station, A Beer Festival on the concourse, with approximately 15 Real Ales and 10 Traditional Ciders & Perries on offer. Miniature steam locomotives will also be opperating on the Coalyard Miniature Railway. Plus Live entertaintment fromlocal band Blind Lemon at Kidderminster on Saturday evening, in association with Kidderminster Arts Festival

Plimsoll, the road-rail Land Rover will also be running along the whole length of the line. Plimsoll is a 1957 Series 1 Land Rover which has a 1997cc four-cylinder petrol engine, a four-speed main gearbox and a two-speed transfer box with selectable four-wheel-drive and can run on rails. At Hampton Loade there will be a display of more Land rovers. Meanwhile At Bridgnorth station there will be a Display of commercial vehicles and Mechanical Horses.

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