Severn Valley Railway News
Severn Valley Railway News is the quarterly magazine of the Severn Valley Railway Company Limited provided free to its members, and on sale for £3 as of 2019[update] at SVR shops. The first edition was produced in 1965, the year of the Cooper’s Arms meeting.
Editions 1-10 were A4 sheets produced on a hand-operated duplicator, the current A5 booklet format was adopted from issue 11. Since issue 11 the format has remained consistent, although increasing in size from 20 pages + covers to 72 pages in issue 208 (Winter 2019) and 64 pages in issue 209 (Spring 2020).
From issue 209 (Spring 2020) the magazine is wrapped in an environmentally-friendly potato starch envelope.
- Details of the Officers of the current SVR organisations and departmental structures
- An editorial and summary of the content
- Diary of events
- General Manager's Notes
- Notes from various railway departments
- News items
- Letters to the Editor
- Branch meetings
- Small ads
Although a magazine of the Guarantee Company, it frequently includes material relating to the other SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society organisations.
- The first 2 issues were produced by Paul Wyers.
- David Williams took over as editor for issue 3 in July 1966, and remarkably is still the editor as of the latest issue having held the role for over 50 years.
SVR S&T website with a library of S&TSignals & Telegraph notes from edition 151 onwards