April 30

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Pig Bridge, looking towards Bridgnorth
On April 30 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1845 A meeting took place at Worcester at which it was noted that the proposed Welsh Midland Railway would be beneficial to the interests of the city.[1]
  • 1915 The GWRGreat Western Railway carried out structural repairs to Pig Bridge which included a small plaque bearing this date.
  • 1964 4930 Hagley Hall was sold by BRBritish Rail or British Railways to Woodham Bros scrapyard at Barry.[2]
  • 1983 An embankment collapse closed the line south of Bridgnorth Bypass Bridge.[3]
  • 1988 4566 appeared at Port Sunlight for a Vintage Rail and Public Transport weekend celebrating 100 years of soap making at Levers.
  • 1993 “Severn Valley Railway” nameplates were removed from 31413.[4] They later transferred to classmate 31233.
  • 1994 D821 Greyhound attended the Exeter Rail Fair, on static display.
  • 1997 An application was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund seeking funding of £6.5m for the Kidderminster Carriage Shed. The HLFHeritage Lottery Fund (National Lottery Heritage Fund from 2019) requested a scaled-down application, which was submitted in 1998.
  • 2016 BR Class 14 D9551 underwent its first runs on SVRSevern Valley Railway metals, on test between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster assisted by 50049.
  • 2019 Planning approval was given for the proposed relocated ste for the Bridgnorth Turntable[5].


Photos taken on 30 April:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← April 29 - May 1 →


  1. Worcester Journal, 1 May 1845, via the British Newspaper Archive
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 24
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 68
  4. railuk.info Class 31/1 31413
  5. Shropshire Planning Ref:19/01151/FUL