Bewdley

  • Severn Valley Railway launches ‘Adopt-an-Engine’ as it opens online shop

    Severn Valley Railway launches ‘Adopt-an-Engine’ as it opens online shop

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    The Severn Valley Railway has reopened its virtual doors with the launch of its online shop, featuring a range of gifts for railway enthusiasts of all ages. The heritage line has launched ‘Adopt-an-Engine’ packages which each come with a selection of exclusive merchandise alongside a certificate and glossy photograph of the chosen locomotive. With four…

  • Severn Valley Railway emergency appeal hits £100,000 milestone

    Severn Valley Railway emergency appeal hits £100,000 milestone

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    The coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of the Severn Valley Railway, one of the country’s leading heritage attractions. But, the railway’s emergency appeal has already raised more than £100,000.

  • Droning on: Drones bring new dimension to rail photography

    Droning on: Drones bring new dimension to rail photography

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    Words: Chris Milner, Photography: Geoff Griffiths The availability and affordability of a ‘drone’ for the average person has brought a new dimension to all types of photography. Until a few years ago the use of a drone was usually limited to military applications, but miniaturisation, coupled with portability, affordability and the fitment of a decent…

  • West Somerset gets triple ‘Manors’ as Raveningham Hall heads to Severn Valley Railway

    West Somerset gets triple ‘Manors’ as Raveningham Hall heads to Severn Valley Railway

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    The West Somerset Railway’s Minehead shed will offer a flavour of Machynlleth or Aberystwyth in 1950s this summer.

  • Podcast: A taste of the Severn Valley on the footplate

    Podcast: A taste of the Severn Valley on the footplate

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    Gareth Evans recalls his half-day footplate experience course on the Severn Valley Railway.

  • Severn Valley wagons on a roll!

    Severn Valley wagons on a roll!

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    THE Severn Valley Railway’s demonstration freight train is set to be boosted by the addition of two restored wagons in the coming weeks, thanks to the efforts of the line’s Bewdley-based Wagon Department. SECR five-plank open goods wagon No. 12522 is on the home straight – only awaiting the application of lettering before it returns…

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