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Severn Valley Railway Steam Gala 2017

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: Battle of Britain Class pacific locomotive No. 34081 92 Squadron in striking Malachite green, courtesy …

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Big four railway Companies (GWR, LMS, LNER, SW) Nationalised

On 1 January 1923, almost all the railway companies were grouped into the Big Four: the Great Western Railway, the London and North Eastern Railway, the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and the Southern Railway companies. A number of other lines, already operating as joint railways, remained separate from the Big Four; these included the …

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LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman

On November 30 1934 The LNER Class A3 Pacific steam locomotive No. 4472 Flying Scotsman became the first Steam Locomotive to officially exceed 100mph. The Flying Scotsman was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of H.Nigel Gresley. It was employed on long-distance express trains …

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Severn Valley Railway Season finale Gala

The Severn Valley Railway Season finale Gala takes place on November 4th, 5th & 6th. 2016. it features an intensive service of trains running into the early evenings, a number of very special Experiences and other attractions up and down the Railway. Appearing at the event will be: LMS ‘Crab’ No. 13065 – appearing in …

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Sir William Stanier

Railway engineer Sir William Stanier, sadly passed away 27 September. Born 27th May 1876 in Swindon. His father worked for the Great Western Railway (GWR) as William Dean’s Chief Clerk, and educated at Swindon High School and also, for a single year, at Wycliffe College. In 1891 he followed his father into a career with …

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Severn Valley Railway Pacific Power

On Wednesday 21 September I attended The Severn Valley Railway, ‘Pacific Power’ event at Bridgnorth Station for a special VIP Sharholders and Members day courtesy OF the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust. The event proper takes place from 22nd – 26th September. It features an awesome line-up of both A1 2-6-4 Pacific class locomotive No. …

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Severn Valley Railway Pacific Power

The Severn Valley Railway, ‘Pacific Power’ event takes place from 22nd – 26th September. It features an awesome line-up of both A1 2-6-4 Pacific class locomotive No. 60163 Tornado and A3 2-6-4 Pacific Class locomotive no. BR 60103 (LNER 4472) Flying Scotsman. Flying Scotsman will make its debut on September 21st for a special day …

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Classic Steam Engines

Recently I have been watching the Classic Steam Engines series of DVDS. The first fascinating DVD features The restoration and Complete Overhaul of LMS Princess Coronation class Pacific locomotive no. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland to Main line Condition after years as a Static Exhibit. THE second Classic Steam Engines DVD records the history of Sir …

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Classic Steam Engines -The Flying Scotsman

I Have recently watched This DVD and magazine set which looks at LNER A3 Pacific no. 4472 Flying Scotsman and features evocative footage of the engine working on the British Railways. It traces the story of the LNER 4472 Flying Scotsman, from when this iconic engine was built at the Vulcan Foundry in Doncaster to …

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On the Buses

The Severn Valley Railway’s annual On the Buses bus Rally takes place Sunday 4 September 2016 at Bewdley station. Featuring a line-up of beautifully preserved vintage buses and historic public service vehicles from all parts of the country, including examples from Bedford, Ford, British Leyland, Scania, Guy and many others. There will also be a …

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