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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.
- 1858 The Board of the Severn Valley Railway agreed to pay an additional £20,000 to build the Railway to double track width.
- 1968 Future resident 42968 was withdrawn from service by BRBritish Rail or British Railways.
- 1977 The frame of 3205 was lowered onto the wheels using the 30 ton steam crane.
- 1988 The total number of passengers carried in a single year exceeded 200,000 for the first time.
- 1996 David Owen was awarded an OBE for Trustee, Community Development Foundation for services to the community in the West Midlands.
- 1998 Nick Paul was awarded a C.B.E. for services to business in the West Midlands.
On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history
- Worcester Journal, 31 December 1835, via the British Newspaper Archive
- Worcester Journal, 25 February 1836, via the British Newspaper Archive
- Marshall (1989) p. 40.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 21
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 47
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 91
- London Gazette 31 December 1996, p.13 (Retrieved 22 April 2019)
- AWM Chairman Nick Paul recieves CBE, Birmingham Post 31 December 2008 (Retrieved 20 April 2019)