April 29

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The original 1895 Hollybush Road footbridge
On April 29 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1961 BRBritish Rail or British Railways Standard Class 3 2-6-2T No 82005 was photographed at Northwood Halt with a southbound passenger service.[1] None of this class survived into preservation, but new build 82045 will enable this scene to be repeated.
  • 1971 Bridgnorth Borough Council met to discuss the future of the Hollybush Road Footbridge which had been closed to the public the year before.[2]
  • 2001 813 visited Didcot Railway Centre.[3]
  • 2005 The HLF granted the WLAWestern Locomotive Association Ltd. £45,500 towards D1062 Western Courier's overhaul, which was used for sending a defective Voith transmission to the manufacturer in Germany[4].


Photos taken on 29 April:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← April 28 - April 30 →


  1. Mitchell & Smith (2007) fig.37.
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 19
  3. The GWR 813 Preservation Fund Diary of Visits & Steamings 2000 -2010
  4. The National Lottery