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On July 31 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
- 1848 The Sun (London) reported that the building of the SVRSevern Valley Railway "although delayed, is not abandoned".
- 1868 The GWRGreat Western Railway Act (ch 145) revived powers for construction of the Kidderminster Loop Line.
- 1949 WR Pannier 1501 entered service at London’s Old Oak Common
- 1961 Passenger services were withdrawn on the Wyre Forest Line between Woofferton and Tenbury Wells.
- 1962 Passenger services were withdrawn on the remaining section of the Wyre Forest Line between Kidderminster and Tenbury Wells.
- 1971 1501 left Coventry Colliery, hauled by rail to Tyseley for wheel turning prior to a move to the SVRSevern Valley Railway.
- 1984 BR Standard 75069 moved under its own steam for the first time in 18 years.
- 1994 Kidderminster Turntable was connected to the SVRSevern Valley Railway network
- 1999 1501 took part in a three day Allied Steel and Wire photography event in Cardiff.
On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history
- "SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY.—We find that this project, although delayed, is not abandoned, the promoters having now put themselves in a position to proceed with it as soon as the proper time shall arrive; the connexion which the proposed line will give is an important one, and the districts to be accommodated by it much in want of a railway. We observe that the undertaking has the support of all the interests affected by it." Sun (London) - Monday 31 July 1848, on the British Newspaper Archive
- Article in SVRSevern Valley Railway News 69
- Beddoes & Smith (1995) p. 190.
- Beddoes & Smith (1995) pp. 192-193.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 19
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 73
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 130-31