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,…
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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