The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. The 16-mile (26 km) heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, crossing the Shropshire/Worcestershire border, following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. Train services are hauled predominantly by steam locomotives; however diesel traction is also sometimes used on designated days and during periods of high fire risk.
The railway is one of the most popular heritage railways in the country as well as being the sixth-longest Standard Gauge heritage line in the United Kingdom. It hosts numerous special events throughout the year, including both steam and diesel galas.
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... Class Number Location 1369 ... South Devon Railway Trust 1501 ... Severn Valley Railway 1638 ... Kent and East Sussex Railway 3650 ... Didcot Railway Centre 3738 Didcot Railway Centre 4612 ...
... film version of Silver Blaze used the railway ... Nine Steps was partly filmed on the railway—specifically, the scenes where Hannay (Robert Powell) hangs from Victoria Bridge ... Portions of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution were filmed on the railway ...
... Barry in 1979 by the 'Erlestoke Manor Fund' based at the Severn Valley Railway originally as spare parts for 7812 Erlestoke Manor ... in 1993 and since then has given excellent service on the Severn Valley Railway, West Somerset Railway and on various mainline excursions ... on 12 March 2002 and entering service for the Severn Valley Railway later in the year ...
... TPO sorting vehicles Number TOPS Code Name Built Location Notes 80300 NSX - 1959 Wolverton Severn Valley Railway First-built vehicle. 80301 NSX - 1959 Wolverton Great Central Railway - 80307 NSX - 1959 Wolverton Great Central Railway - 80318 NSX - 1961 Wolverton Colne Valley Railway Last vehicle. 80327 NSA George James 1969 York Nene Valley Railway - 80328 NSA - 1969 York Severn Valley Railway Used as Santa's Grotto at Arley during December, kept ...
... Bradley Manor 01938-01-01January 1938 01965-11-01November 1965 Preserved at the Severn Valley Railway 7803 Barcote Manor 01938-01-01January 1938 01965-04. 1939 01965-11-01November 1965 Preserved at the Severn Valley Railway 7813 Freshford Manor 01939-01-01January 1939 01965-05-01May 1965 Bird's, Swansea 7814 Fringford Manor 01939-01-01January 1939 ... Nameplates were sold for £7,550 in September 1995 at Sheffield Railway Auctions ...
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“Her personality had an architectonic quality; I think of her when I see some of the great London railway termini, especially St. Pancras, with its soot and turrets, and she overshadowed her own daughters, whom she did not understandmy mother, who liked things to be nice; my dotty aunt. But my mother had not the strength to put even some physical distance between them, let alone keep the old monster at emotional arms length.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)
“Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.”
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (18741936)
“Down in the valley,
Valley so low,
Hang your head over,
Hear the train blow.”
—Unknown. Down in the Valley (l. 14)