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Previously known as the annual [[Members & Shareholders Weekend]]. The first Open House Weekend will be on April 16th & 17th 2016.
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Traditionally held each spring, this event began as an annual 'Members Day'. The first Members' Day advertised in SVR News 'forthcoming events' was on 1 April 1995, featuring an increased train service with visits and displays behind the scenes for SVR members.<ref>SVR News 113</ref>.  The event continued in that format until 2004, but in 2005 a second day was added to become the [[Members & Shareholders Weekend]]. The 'behind the scenes' exhibits became open to the public as well as members and shareholders, and the event was ultimately renamed the 'Open House Weekend' to reflect this, the first Open House Weekend taking place on 16-17 April 2016.
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In 2020 a severe acute respiratory syndrome, [[2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic|coronavirus disease (COVID-19)]], was declared a pandemic. It caused widespread disruption and international travel restrictions. On 18 March the SVR cancelled all services and cancelled this and several other events.
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==Attractions==
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Attractions vary from year-to-year but in 2017 included:
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*Intensive train service, featuring local services and visiting locomotive from the [[Spring Steam Gala]].
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*Diesel locomotive services.
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*[[Bridgnorth Loco Works]] and [[Bewdley Down Yard]], as well as Bridgnorth, Bewdley North and Kidderminster [[List of signal boxes|Signalboxes]] open for visits.
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*Up to 30 model railway layouts on display in [[Diesel Depot|Kidderminster Diesel Depot]] and [[Engine House]].
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*[[Diesel Depot|Kidderminster Diesel Depot]] open for visits
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*A locomotive on display on [[Kidderminster Turntable]].
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*The [[Coalyard Miniature Railway]] at [[Kidderminster]] (additional charge applies).
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*[[Paddock Garden Railway]] at [[Hampton Loade]].
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*On-train Cream Tea Service
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*Diesel Footplate Experiences
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==Peep Behind the Scenes==
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This second event, [[Peep Behind the Scenes]], was held between 2010 and 2017 and also allowed visitors a chance to see some areas of the railway that are not normally open to the public.
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==See also==
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[[Peep Behind the Scenes]]
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==References==
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==Links==
 
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[http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=67 Open House Weekend on www.svr.co.uk]
 
[http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=67 Open House Weekend on www.svr.co.uk]

Latest revision as of 14:08, 7 September 2020

Traditionally held each spring, this event began as an annual 'Members Day'. The first Members' Day advertised in SVRSevern Valley Railway News 'forthcoming events' was on 1 April 1995, featuring an increased train service with visits and displays behind the scenes for SVRSevern Valley Railway members.[1]. The event continued in that format until 2004, but in 2005 a second day was added to become the Members & Shareholders Weekend. The 'behind the scenes' exhibits became open to the public as well as members and shareholders, and the event was ultimately renamed the 'Open House Weekend' to reflect this, the first Open House Weekend taking place on 16-17 April 2016.

In 2020 a severe acute respiratory syndrome, coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was declared a pandemic. It caused widespread disruption and international travel restrictions. On 18 March the SVRSevern Valley Railway cancelled all services and cancelled this and several other events.

Attractions

Attractions vary from year-to-year but in 2017 included:

Peep Behind the Scenes

This second event, Peep Behind the Scenes, was held between 2010 and 2017 and also allowed visitors a chance to see some areas of the railway that are not normally open to the public.

See also

Peep Behind the Scenes

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 113

Links

Open House Weekend on www.svr.co.uk