June 29

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CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 mogul 7325 on display at Kidderminster in 2019
On June 29 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1957 Class 3 2-6-2 Tank 82031 was photographed at Bewdley with a train from Shrewsbury.[1]
  • 1963 GWR 4930 Hagley Hall, then restricted to working low class goods services due to her run-down condition, replaced a Western class diesel which failed near Swindon when working a Milford Haven to Paddington express.
  • 1965 A meeting took place at the house of Tony Tuite. Those present decided to organise a public meeting at the Cooper’s Arms in Kidderminster, which eventually led to the preservation of the SVRSevern Valley Railway.
  • 1975 GWR Small Prairie 4566 first steamed in preservation.[2]
  • 1985 A water column was erected at the then new Kidderminster station.
  • 2004 The Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed a grant of £49,100 towards the forthcoming Railcar50 event.[3]
  • 2012 The SVRSevern Valley Railway Rolling Stock Trust was renamed the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd.[4]
  • 2019: The 2019 'Step Back to the 1940s' event began. Collett mogul 7325 was on display at Kidderminster.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Photo in SVRSevern Valley Railway News 34
  2. 'Happy birthday dear 4566', rail.co.uk, 19 June 2015 (Retrieved 3 January 2019)
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 149
  4. Companies House