November 19

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On November 19 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1977 Black 5 45000 arrived on loan from the NRM for restoration.[1]
  • 1986 After two days in court, the SVRSevern Valley Railway obtained a judgement allowing boiler riveting to continue at Bridgnorth during weekday working hours for the next two years. This period would allow time for the construction of Bridgnorth boiler shop.[2]
  • 1990 The morning's planned fully loaded test run of Stanier mogul 42968 (LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 2968) from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster was terminated at Highley due to a bomb scare at the BSCBritish Steel Corporation, or British Sugar Corporation Foley Park factory.[3]
  • 1990 BR 993898 'Shark' Ballast Plough Brake arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Tinsley.
  • 2011 The Edinburgh Explorer II railtour took 50044 Exeter and 50049 Defiance between Preston and Edinburgh.[4]
  • 2017 Writer Avril Rowlands held a launch event at Kidderminster to mark the release of the God's Wonderful Railway series on DVD.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

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  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 52
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 83
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 98
  4. Hart M., ‘English Electric Class 40, 50 & 55 Diesel Locomotives’, Amberley Publishing Limited, April 2014