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Richard Trevithick

Best known for creating earlt Steam Engines, Cornish Inventor and Mining Engineer Richard Trevithick Sadly died on April 22 1833 at the Bull Hotel, Dartford After spending a week in bed with pneumonia. Born13 April 1771 in Tregajorran, Cornwall. Trevithick was an engineer at a mine in 1797 who with the help of Edward Bell …

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Richard Trevithick

Cornish Inventor and Mining Engineer Richard Trevithick was born 13 April 1771 in Tregajorran, Cornwall and his most significant success was the high pressure steam engine and he also built the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive. On 21 February 1804 the world’s first locomotive-hauled railway journey took place as Trevithick’s unnamed steam locomotive hauled …

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS

Best known for building dockyards, the Great Western Railway, steamships, bridges, tunnels and revolutionising public transport and modern engineering, the British mechanical and Civil Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS was born 9 April 1806. When Brunel was eight he was sent to Dr Morrell’s boarding school in Hove, where he learned the classics. His father, …

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Severn Valley Railway Open House Weekend

The Severn Valley Railway Open House weekend takes place on Saturday 8 April-Sunday 9 April. It Features many attractions including: behind the scenes tours, model railway displays and a whole host of other special attractions, Intensive train service, featuring Pannier Tank No. 7714 and 9F No. 92214, access to Bridgnorth Locomotive Works and Bewdley Yard, as …

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Sir Nigel Gresley

Best known for designing the A4 steam locomotive, Sir Nigel Gresley, The Chief Mechanical Engineer of London North Eastern Railway, sadly passed away 5 April 1941. He was Born 19 June 1876 he became one of Britain’s most famous steam locomotive engineers, rising to become Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Eastern …

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Charles Collett

The great Western Railways’ Chief Mechanical locomotive Engineer Charles Benjamin Collett sadly passed away 5 April. Born 10 September 1871. He was chief mechanical engineer of the Great Western Railway from 1922 to 1941 and designed (amongst others) the GWR’s 4-6-0 Castle and King Class express passenger locomotives. Collett’s predecessor, George Jackson Churchward had delivered …

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Southern Sunset

Southern Region Battle of Britain class Locomotive no. 34081 “92 Squadron” will be in steam alongside No. “34027 Taw Valley” for the Severn Valley Railway’s Southern Sunset weekend which takes place on March 25th & 26th. The other Southern Region Battle of Britain class Pacific Locomotive normally at the Severn Valley Railway “No.34053 Sir Keith …

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Southern Sunset

Following the Severn Valley Railway’s recent Spring Steam Gala, No. 41312 and Southern Region Battle of Britain class Locomotive no. 34081 “92 Squadron” will both be operating alongside No. “34027 Taw Valley”  for the Severn Valley Railway’s Southern Sunset weekend which takes place on March 25th & 26th. The other Southern Region Battle of Britain …

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Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala

This years Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March 2017. It will feature three visiting locomotives to star alongside the Railway’s own eclectic mix of historical engines. Engines visiting this year include: Recently overhauled Battle of Britain Class pacific locomotive No. 34081 92 Squadron in Malachite green, …

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Gottlieb Daimler

Automotive pioneer, Engineer, industrial designer and industrialist Gottlieb Daimler sadly died 6 March 1900. He was born March 17th 1834 in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the high-speed petrol engine and the …

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