December 31

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On December 31 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1835 A 'Grand Connection Railway' was advertised, seeking capital of £800,000, and intended to run via Stourport, Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Dudley to Wolverhampton.[1][2]
  • 1858 The Board of the Severn Valley Railway agreed to pay an additional £20,000 to build the Railway to double track width.[3]
  • 1968 Future resident 42968 was withdrawn from service by BRBritish Rail or British Railways.[4]
  • 1977 The frame of 3205 was lowered onto the wheels using the 30 ton steam crane.[5]
  • 1988 The total number of passengers carried in a single year exceeded 200,000 for the first time.[6]
  • 1996 David Owen was awarded an OBE for Trustee, Community Development Foundation for services to the community in the West Midlands.[7]
  • 1998 Nick Paul was awarded a C.B.E. for services to business in the West Midlands.[8]

    See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← December 30 - January 1 →

References

  1. Worcester Journal, 31 December 1835, via the British Newspaper Archive
  2. Worcester Journal, 25 February 1836, via the British Newspaper Archive
  3. Marshall (1989) p. 40.
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 21
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 47
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 91
  7. London Gazette 31 December 1996, p.13 (Retrieved 22 April 2019)
  8. AWM Chairman Nick Paul recieves CBE, Birmingham Post 31 December 2008 (Retrieved 20 April 2019)