July 28

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Morton Peto
On July 28 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1857 Morton Peto resigned from the Board of the original Severn Valley Railway Company, so that his firm could become the contractors for its construction.[1]
  • 1961 The last through passenger service between Bewdley and Woofferton on the Wyre Forest Line was the 7.50 pm Special return working to Kidderminster hauled by GWRGreat Western Railway 2-6-2T No 6144.[2]
  • 1965 British Rail agreed a stay of execution on taking up the line at Bridgnorth, so negotiations could take place on saving the line
  • 1975 LMR 600 Gordon travelled light engine from Bridgnorth to Urlay Nook near Stockton to take part in the Rail 150 celebrations at Shildon.[3]
  • 1999 The ceremonial ‘cutting the first sod’ was carried out on the site of the new Kidderminster Carriage Shed[4].
  • 2001 GWR 813 Saddle Tank visited the Bristol Harbour Railway, one of ten visits that year to preserved railways.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Nabarro (1971) p. 30.
  2. Beddoes & Smith (1995) p. 190.
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 36
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 130