March 25

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The first train arrives at Bridgnorth on 25 March 1967 (Sellick Collection)
On March 25 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1967 The SVRSevern Valley Railway's first locomotive, 3205, arrived with four GWRGreat Western Railway coaches.[1]
  • 1977 Major Olver inspected the line between Bewdley and Foley Park and approved it for passenger working.[2]
  • 1986 A Court Order banned boiler riveting at Bridgnorth. It was later overturned on appeal but ultimately led to the construction of Bridgnorth Boiler Shop.[3]
  • 1995 LMR 600 Gordon hauled three Roy Castle "Cause For Hope" special trains to raise money for charity.[4]
  • 2006 50049 Defiance and 50031 Hood took The Redmire Rambler from Cardiff to Redmire.
  • 2015 The SVRSevern Valley Railway successfully defended a claim from a contractor alleging a personal injury, the judge making a finding of 'fundamental dishonesty' against the contractor.
  • 2019 The Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd announced the award of a £853,800 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore Falling Sands Viaduct.


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See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. Marshall (1989) p. 168.
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 44
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 80
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 114