Alvin Barker

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Alvin Barker was the longest serving Chairman of the Severn Valley Railway Association and was also a director of SVR(H) and the Charitable Trust. As of 2021 he is a director of The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust.

Alvin Barker and two colleagues launched the SVRASevern Valley Railway Association Macclesfield Branch on 17 December 1980.[1] He became SVRASevern Valley Railway Association Chairman in 1987 in succession to Chris Thomas.[2] Early in his time as Chairman he was involved in plans for the rationalisation and improvement of volunteer sleeping accommodation at Bewdley and provision of accommodation at Kidderminster.[3] He was promoter of a number of SVRA fund raising raffles including ‘Steam Snacks” and 1501 in 1987.[4], “Beds and Bunks in 1988[5] and “Tyre a MogulLocomotive with a 2-6-0 wheel configuration in 1994”

Alvin was appointed to the Board of SVRSevern Valley Railway(H) in 1992.[6]. In 1997 he was project leader for the construction of ‘Tranter Towers’, the new Bridgnorth MPD offices,[7] and in 1998 led the team which dismantled the Bristol Bath Road turntable and arranged its transportation to Eardington.[8] In 2000 he relinquished the Chairmanship of the SVRASevern Valley Railway Association to Stewart Clark but continued as Vice Chairman.[9] In 2006 he became a director of the SVR Rolling Stock Trust.[10] From 2006 he took an active role in developing plans for the Diesel Depot, culminating in a detailed proposal published in 2009.[11]

Alvin became a director of the 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust in 2009. He resigned as a director of both SVRSevern Valley Railway(H) and the Charitable Trust in 2011.[12]

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References

  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 65
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 86
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 98
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 84 and 87
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 91
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 103
  7. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 125
  8. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 126, 129
  9. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 133
  10. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 155
  11. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 156, 161, 166
  12. Companies House; SVRSevern Valley Railway News 176 Boardroom Notes