Southern Region

  • Mogul and ‘Wells’ join the ‘Q’ at Severn Valley autumn spectacular

    Mogul and ‘Wells’ join the ‘Q’ at Severn Valley autumn spectacular

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    A DISTINCT Southern Region atmosphere surrounded the Severn Valley Railway’s (SVR) Autumn Steam Gala on September 19-22, with five of the participating locomotives having a BR(S) pedigree. East Lancashire Railway Bulleid ‘West County’ No. 34092 City of Wells was surprisingly making its first visit to SVR metals. The air-smoothed Pacific proved to be a popular draw,…

  • BR Mogul and City of Wells confirmed for Severn Valley autumn event

    BR Mogul and City of Wells confirmed for Severn Valley autumn event

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    RIDDLES and Ivatt ‘4MT’ 2-6-0s will be open for comparison at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) later this month when resident ‘Flying Pig’ No. 43016 is joined by the Mid-Hants Railway’s BR No. 76017 at the September 19-22 Autumn Steam Gala. No. 76017 is the first ‘Standard 4’ Mogul to visit the SVR since classmate…

  • Spa Valley special remembers ‘great friend’ Roy Bell MBE

    Spa Valley special remembers ‘great friend’ Roy Bell MBE

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    THE Spa Valley Railway ran a special train on April 30 in memory of the late Roy Bell MBE, who was a great friend and supporter of the railway. He died in October 2018. Roy was the Southern Region’s last chief signalling engineer.  The four-coach ‘Roy Belle’, top-and-tailed by Class 31 No. 31430 Sister Dora and…

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