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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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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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No events were held in 2020 or 2021 due to restrictions arising from the [[2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic|COVID-19]].
  
 
==Attractions==
 
==Attractions==
 
Attractions vary from year-to-year but in 2017 included:
 
Attractions vary from year-to-year but in 2017 included:
  
*Intensive train service, featuring local services and visiting locomotive from the [[Spring Gala|Spring Steam Gala]].
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*Intensive train service, featuring local services and visiting locomotive from the [[Spring Steam Gala]].
 
*Diesel locomotive services.
 
*Diesel locomotive services.
 
*[[Bridgnorth Loco Works]] and [[Bewdley Down Yard]], as well as Bridgnorth, Bewdley North and Kidderminster [[List of signal boxes|Signalboxes]] open for visits.
 
*[[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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==Peep Behind the Scenes==
 
==Peep Behind the Scenes==
This second event, [[Peep Behind the Scenes]], also allows visitors a chance to see some areas of the railway that are not normally open to the public.
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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.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
 
[[Peep Behind the Scenes]]
 
[[Peep Behind the Scenes]]
  
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==Links==
 
==Links==
 
 
[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 22:39, 30 June 2021

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.

No events were held in 2020 or 2021 due to restrictions arising from the COVID-19.

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