September 30

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The original 1895 footbridge closed on 30 September 1970
On September 30 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1968 LMS Stanier 8F 48773 arrived at Bewdley, then still a BRBritish Rail or British Railways station although the SVRSevern Valley Railway had a presence in the yard. It remained there until 4 January 1969 awaiting BRBritish Rail or British Railways approval to move to Bridgnorth.
  • 1970 The old footbridge outside Bridgnorth Station was closed and boarded up on safety grounds. It was later dismantled.[1]
  • 2002 The Friends of 4930 Hagley Hall staged a photo charter featuring visiting LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway PacificLocomotive with a 4-6-2 wheel configuration 46233 Duchess of Sutherland.[2]
  • 2013 Ownership of the disused Bridgnorth Tunnel transferred to Highways England Historical Railways Estate when BRB (Residuary) Ltd was abolished[3][4].


Photos taken on 30 September:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← September 29 - October 1 →


  1. Marshall (1989) p. 105.
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 142
  3. David Rostance, 'Bridgnorth Tunnel', Forgotten Relics website, September 2016 (Retrieved 20 April 2017)
  4. 'BRB (Residuary) Ltd has been abolished',, 30 September 2013 (Retrieved 20 April 2017)