Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd

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Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd is a Registered Charity, Number 1092723, for the purpose of raising funds to support the SVRSevern Valley Railway. It is commonly referred to on the SVRSevern Valley Railway as "the Charitable Trust", and was originally called the SVRSevern Valley Railway Rolling Stock Trust.

The ongoing objective is to raise funds for the long-term preservation of rolling stock belonging to the Trust. Other recent initiatives have included funding for the SVRSevern Valley Railway’s Heritage Skills Training Academy, and arranging Heritage Lottery support for the restoration of 4930 Hagley Hall and for the SVRSevern Valley Railway Future Fund Endowment.

The Charitable Trust owns GWR 7819 Hinton Manor, together with a number of carriages and goods wagons:

  • Some of these carriages were formerly owned by a separate body, the L.M.S & B.R.British Rail or British Railways Coach Fund. The Coach Fund donated them to the Charitable Trust in 2007, following which it became a department within the Charitable Trust. The department maintains a sales coach at Bridgnorth.
  • Three carriages were also acquired from the LNER (SVR) Coach Fund in 2010, at which time the LNER Carriage Group similarly became a department within the Charitable Trust.
  • In early 2016, the LNER (SVR) Coach Fund and the SVR Holdings Company transferred the ownership of their LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway carriages to the Charitable Trust, resulting in the Trust now owning all nine LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway carriages based on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.

A full list of all the rolling stock owned by the Trust can be found here.

See also

The SVR Organisation
List of rolling stock owned by The SVR Charitable Trust


Charitable Trust website