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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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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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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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