July 19

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On July 19 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1875 The GWRGreat Western Railway Act (ch 124) set a deadline of 1877 for construction of the Kidderminster Loop Line.[1]
  • 1934 Wickham Trolley LNER no 748 was delivered to the LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway at Whittlesea
  • 1970 Sir Gerald Nabarro visited the SVRSevern Valley Railway and rode on 3205. He become SVRSevern Valley Railway Chairman the following year.[2]
  • 1998 New bogies were installed under LMS Open First 7511, marking the beginning of a major overhaul following twenty years use as dormitory accommodation.[3]
  • 2003 GWR 813 Saddle Tank's grand tour of seven preserved railways that year reached its mid-point at the Great Central Railway
  • 2011 Mick York handed over as Chairman of SVR(H) to Nick Paul
  • 2016 Shropshire Council granted planning permission for the SVRSevern Valley Railway's proposed redevelopment of Bridgnorth Station
  • 2018 Steam services were reintroduced following an all-diesel timetable, caused by prolonged hot and dry weather coupled with lineside fires.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Article in SVRSevern Valley Railway News 69
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 17
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 128