Last week, for my Birthday, I visited the Severn Valley Railway. I have wanted to go to the line for such a long time, and I was finally able to visit the line, which is noted to be one of the best and most popular in the country.
I started my journey at Kidderminister, and was greeted by the large glass roof over the concourse. It looked spectacular, and I was amazed at the attention to detail that was present.
I travelled to the end of the line, at Bridgnorth, where I had a look at the locomotives on shed and saw the shunting that was going on. Again, I was impressed at the amount of locomotives on display here.
I stopped off at Highley to visit The Engine House, which was included in my Freedom of the Line pass. I had a quick stop for lunch at the nearby cafe, before looking around the shed. The range of locomotives along with the cosmetic restorations that had been undertaken were excellent. The staff were always on hand if you wanted to ask any questions, but with the amount of boards around each of the locomotives, you were not short of information. One of the highlights was the travelling post office coach where you could sort the mail, in the tight spaces of a coach, a form of transporting mail which has sadly disappeared.
I then returned to the station, where I then boarded the train to Kidderminister. I had a fantastic day at the railway, and I will have to visit the railway again, especially for a special event. On a typical summer day, there were four steam locomotives and a diesel locomotive in service, which offered great variety on a standard day.
Above is my video from the day, and below is more of my pictures from my visit.
Thanks for reading.
2 thoughts on “Severn Valley Railway August 2015”
Some of your video shots are fantastic and bring back memories of when I worked there as a volunteer many years ago (I wrote a blog post about that) – but back then, the line only ran from Bewdley to Bridgnorth.
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Glad you liked the video. I was amazed at how good the railway was, and I will have to visit again.
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