May 21

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GWRGreat Western Railway 112889 MinkGWR telegraphic code signifying a covered goods van 'G' Covered Goods Van
On May 21 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1902 Wolverhampton Fireman, William Baggott, was reported for "Taking too much drink when on duty & rendering himself incapable of working his return train" and was later discharged with notice.[1]
  • 1955 The Stephenson Railway Society organised a ‘special’ from Birmingham via Kidderminster and Bewdley to Ditton Priors, with the now preserved 'DeanWilliam Dean, Chief Locomotive Engineer of the Great Western Railway 1977-1902 Goods' No 2516 taking the train over Severn Valley metals to Cleobury Mortimer.
  • 1972 Sunday saw Collett 0-6-0 3205 and newly restored 5764 in service together, the first time two GWRGreat Western Railway locomotives had shared Severn Valley passenger services since the 1960s.[2]
  • 1987 7819 Hinton Manor and 75069 left Bridgnorth light engine for Machynlleth to take part in the Cardigan Bay Express season.[3]
  • 1993 GWR 112889 Mink 'G' Covered Goods Van arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[4]
  • 1999 45110 commenced her season's Steam on the Met with a private charter Harrow-Amersham,
  • 2015 Bridgnorth Loco Works completed the boiler overhaul of Welshpool & Llanfair No. 10 Sir Drefaldwyn.


Photos taken on 21 May:

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← May 20 - May 22 →


  1. GWRGreat Western Railway Staffing Records held by National Archives, via Ancestry UK
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 24
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 85
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition