October 16

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On October 16 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1961 A one-week survey of passenger numbers on the Severn Valley branch began. The results were used to support BRBritish Rail or British Railways's proposal to close the line.[1]
  • 1971 The first meeting of the Severn Valley Railway Association took place.[2]
  • 2004 The climax of Railcar50 saw a 12-car multiple unit in operation, believed to be the longest DMUDiesel Multiple Unit working in preservation.

See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← October 15 - October 17 →


  1. Magner (1997) p. 24.
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 21