The Severn Valley Railway has done well in its preservation over recent years. Railway enthusiast around the country will recognise the SVR and many people from around the Midlands will have been fortunate enough to take a trip on one of its trains or take part in one of its many events. The Severn Valley Railway operates its trains on full standard guage railway track. The services run every weekend throughout the year and daily during the school holiday periods and designated holiday times. The existing track runs through beautiful countryside and passes over six viaducts.
Passengers can take a train ride from any of the stations along route but a popular choice is the Kidderminster to Bridgnorth route which takes in some 16 miles of countryside and passes through or stops at the stations of Bewdley, Arley, Highley, Hampton Loade and finally Bridgnorth.
Running the Severn Valley Railway requires a certain degree of dedication and volunteers as well as membership and shareholders help to keep the spirit of the railways alive. The track and the signalling has to be maintained and the SVR have their own workshops and an impressive array of rolling stock which consists of some twenty seven steam locomotives, eighteen deisel locomotives, sixty passenger coaches and over one hundred goods wagons of various descriptions. More information about the Severn Valley Railway can be found at www.svr.co.uk
Severn Valley Railway Station, Bewdley, Worcestershire. DY12 1BG. Tel: 01299 403816