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  Severn Valley Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England.
The Severn Valley Railway was used as transport route for 101 years, from 1862 until 1963.
The original Severn Valley Railway was absorbed into the GWR in the 1870s, and in 1878 a link line was constructed from Bewdley to Kidderminster.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Severn_Valley_Railway   (1459 words)

  
 Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway
Sabra, goddess of the Severn, being a prudent, well-conducted maiden, rose with the first streak of morning dawn, and, descending the eastern side of the hill, made choice of the most fertile valleys, whilst as yet her sisters slept.
The Severn supplies the inhabitants with water, which is purified by means of extensive filter-beds at the upper end of Pitchcroft, and then thrown by machinery to the top of Rainbow Hill, a position sufficiently elevated to ensure its distribution over the upper stories of the highest houses.
Between the Severn and the Acton Burnell hills fossils of the Caradoc may be found in drift, in old walls by the wayside, and in strata dipping praidly beneath the Wenlock shales.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /gutenberg/1/7/6/1/17612/17612-h/17612-h.htm   (12688 words)

  
 Severn Valley Railway
Nowadays, the initials SVR are not solely part of the specialist jargon of keen railway enthusiasts - although the line is still happily invaded during the popular Enthusiast Weekends.
There being few roads in the valley, some of the views are only visible from the Railway; the scenery is varied and largely unspoiled, punctuated by the quaint 'olde worlde' charm of country stations, each one giving ready access to local villages and riverside walks.
The original Severn Valley Railway, which borrowed locos and stock, was absorbed into the GWR in the 1870's, and in 1878 a link line was constructed from Bewdley to Kidderminster.
www.svr.co.uk /history.php   (1359 words)

  
 Severn Valley Railway
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.
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.
www.birminghamuk.com /severnvalleyrailway.htm   (244 words)

  
 FocalPlane > Travelogues > Severn Valley Railway
The bridge over the Severn was designed and built by Thomas Telford, who left his mark all over late 18th and early 19th Century Britain, but particularly in Shropshire.
For much of the distance between Bridgenorth and Hampton the railway is out of sight to the west while the path hugs the bends in the river, passing impressive sandstone cliffs and a few very large farmsteads.
SVR members operate the railway and are very knowledgeable.
focalplane.com /travel/SVR.html   (1815 words)

  
 Severn Valley (England) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Severn Valley is a rural area of mid-western England UK, through which the River Severn runs and the Severn Valley Railway steam heritage line operates, starting at its northernmost point in Bridgnorth Shropshire and running south for 25km (15 miles) to Bewdley Worcestershire and the Wyre Forest.
The two main roads along the valley are the A442 on the east side from Bridgnorth via Alveley to Kidderminster and the B4555 on the west from Bridgnorth via Highley to Bewdley.
There are riverside footpaths throughout almost the entire length of the Severn Valley on both sides, including the Severn Way long distance footpath, making it a popular haunt for anglers and ramblers, often combining a leisurely walk with a return trip on the Severn Valley Railway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Severn_Valley_(England)   (621 words)

  
 Severn Valley Railway - The Old Vicarage, Worfield
The Severn Valley Railway operates on full-size standard-gauge line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains for the benefit of tourists and enthusiasts alike.
The journey is full of interest, for the route follows closely the meandering course of the River Severn for most of the way; one highlight of the trip is the crossing of the river by means of the Victoria Bridge - a massive 200-foot single span, high above the water.
There are few roads in the Severn valley and some of the views are only visible from the Railway; the scenery is varied and largely unspoiled, punctuated by the quaint 'olde worlde' charm of country stations, each one giving ready access to local villages and riverside walks.
www.oldvicarageworfield.com /svr.htm   (331 words)

  
 Rail Around Birmingham - Severn Valley Railway
It was not my original intention when planning this site to include the Severn Valley Railway as my primary concern was with the changing face of 'public' railways in the region of study and not on an unnatural 'time capsule' of railway history.
The Severn Valley Railway, however, has survived due to the efforts of enthusiasts who purchased a significant part of the route in stages from 1967 onwards with the first passenger services being run in 1970.
The railway is still a work-in-progress with the section from Bewdley to Kidderminster only being reopened in 1984 (interestingly, that section was originally completed some time after the rest of the line).
www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk /severn_valley.php   (418 words)

  
 Severn Valley Railway, Attraction, Bewdley, Worcestershire - Shropshire Tourism
The 16 mile long Severn Valley Steam Railway in Bridgnorth, Shropshire hosts a series of special events throughout the year.
Younger visitors have the opportunity to meet Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller, while older visitors will enjoy the 1940's themed weekends where the railway stations take on a distinctly wartime feel, as windows are taped, doors sandbagged and visitors have the opportunity to dress in civilian or military period outfits.
The Severn Valley Railway also holds an annual Heavy Horse Weekend - A Victorian Experience and the Classic Car and Bike Day, which displays nearly 200 lovingly restored road vehicles at the stations along the railway.
www.shropshiretourism.info /attractiondetail.cfm?EstID=2867   (381 words)

  
 BBC Radio 4 - Open Country - 12 July 2003
She meets lifelong railway enthusiast John Leach, who has agreed to accompany her on the arriving steam train that will wind its way north along the river Severn to Bridgnorth.
This is where the vision to restore the Seven Valley railway was born and is one of the most beautifully presented stations in the country.
Mill owner Allan George was one of the original members of the Severn Valley Railway restoration group, but has since turned his love and energy to the restoration of the mill, parts of which have stood on this site since the 15th century.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/factual/opencountry_20030712.shtml   (491 words)

  
 The Severn Valley Railway
The Railway passes through some of the finest rural scenery in England.
The course of the railway passes through water meadows and remnants of the Wyre Forest,an ancient hunting ground, and your guide will point out salient features, including a water-powered flour mill.
Here the S.V.R. has built it's own station, which is a replica of the G.W.R.'s Ross-on-Wye, a station alas long since gone and also a new signal box.
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 Severn Valley Railway - Transport National Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Despite my previous comments about how much I have enjoyed some of the other preserved railways around the country, I think the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) has to be my favourite.
This 16 mile stretch of line runs down the Severn Valley (now there's a shock) from Kidderminster in Worcestershire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire, making it one of the longest preserved lines of the lot.
Severn Valley Railway : Peace and tranquility in the Severn valley
www.dooyoo.co.uk /transport-national/severn-valley-railway   (148 words)

  
 SVR Telecom - Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Severn Valley Railway is a preserved line running for some 16½ miles through the counties of Worcestershire and Shropshire in England - which is part of the United Kingdom.
The SVR took over working the line between Bridgnorth and Bewdley as a preserved railway, and have continued to do so ever since.
The SVR's administrative offices are at Bewdley and the Wholesale Department at Kidderminster.
www.cgwright.demon.co.uk /svrt.htm   (1209 words)

  
 Welcome to Blue Arrow TS - Fine Quality Developments for Railway Simulations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Severn Valley Railway - Train Sim Pack is an incredibly high quality re-creation for Microsoft® Train Simulator of the preserved steam railway line, locomotives and rolling stock that runs for 16 miles from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth.
Sound-wise the Severn Valley Railway is a vast cornucopia of custom made delights from the hissing of the steam, the clanking of the track to the sounds of the activity in the station all recorded from the real thing.
Train Sim - Severn Valley Railway is officially endorsed by both the Severn Valley Railway itself as well as the British National Railway Museum (NRM).
www.bluearrowts.com /Products/batsbox0001svr/batsbox0001svr.htm   (342 words)

  
 BBC - Shropshire - History - Seven Valley Railway
The 1860s were part of the golden age of railways, when hundreds of small companies sprung up and built tiny branch lines, backed by private investors speculating in the hope of making a fast buck.
Parliament agreed as early as 1853 that the original Severn Valley Railway (SVR) could be built but it was to be another nine years before such a line came into being.
On July 18th 1872 the SVR was absorbed into the GWR which in 1878 opened a link between Kidderminster and Bewdley.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/history/2005/01/the_severn_valley_railway_and_a_line_restored_01.shtml   (664 words)

  
 Severn Valley Railway - CentralTrains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Severn Valley Railway is a 16 mile steam railway which travels between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.
The line is within sight of the River Severn for most of the journey and passes through glorious countryside along the way.
Then the River Severn is crossed on the spectacular Victoria Bridge and after passing the classic Victorian country stations of Arley, Highley, Country Park Halt and Hampton Loade, the northern terminus of Bridgnorth is reached.
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 Severn Valley Railway runs for 16 miles between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth through beautiful Worcestershire and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Severn Valley Railway runs for 16 miles between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth through beautiful Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside.
For most of the journey, the line is just yards away from the River Severn, which it crosses by the 200ft span of Victoria Bridge midway between Trimpley Reservoir and Arley.
From Highley Station you can walk along the banks of the River Severn to Severn Valley Country Park, or alternatively you can alight at the recently constructed Halt at the SVCP itself.
website.lineone.net /~chris.badenhorst/Travel/severnvalley.htm   (331 words)

  
 WORTHPLAYING - - All about games !   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Severn Valley Railway – Train Sim pack continues Just Trains' tradition of producing exceptionally high quality products for the virtual railway enthusiast.
When your loco is low on fuel just pull up to a water tower or shunt into the coal yard and watch the water tower arm swing out and the coal loader fill up your bunkers.
Custom sounds range from the hissing of the steam, the clanking of the track to the sounds of the activity in the station all recorded live at the Severn Valley Railway.
www.worthplaying.com /article.php?sid=12640   (323 words)

  
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The Severn Valley Railway runs along the River Severn between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.
It owns a large amount of steam locomotives which are dotted all around the railway.
The railway uses a wide variety of locomotives tanks, pacifics and freight locomotives.
www.1-room.freeserve.co.uk /SevernValley/svr.htm   (83 words)

  
 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Derbyshire, with operations based at Wirksworth station.
It is currently planned to extend the railway along the former Midland Railway branch line to join the main-line at Duffield.
It must be said that there would be some who remembered the use of steam motor carriages from the Morecambe and Heysham Railway at the beginning of the century, and steam railmotors from the Yarmouth and North Norfolk Railway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ecclesbourne_Valley_Railway   (893 words)

  
 Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway strives very hard to provide access for people of all ages who have a variety of mobility difficulties or other special needs.
It is also important to remember that the Railway is extremely busy during certain special events.
SVR literature is available in large print format from our Bewdley office.
www.svr.co.uk /disabled.php   (325 words)

  
 SVR Telecom - Phones Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Severn Valley Railway is lucky enough to be home to a number of the familiar old red telephone boxes, kept in preservation.
These are not the property or responsibility of the SVR S&T department, but on occasion S&T department members have provided assistance and advice in their restoration.
Only a handful now survive, and the SVR is fortunate enough to have this example on loan.
www.cgwright.demon.co.uk /sv-phone.htm   (611 words)

  
 Arley Station - Severn Valley Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Arley Station is on the Severn Valley Railway which is 16 miles long and runs from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth on the Worcestershire / Shropshire border.
The Severn Valley Railway runs alongside the river Severn for most of the journey.
Arley Station is situated about half way along the line just up from the river and is run by a group of volunteers who give up their time to maintain the station and to operate the facilities, the booking office, the shop and the refreshment kiosk.
www.arleystation.org.uk   (239 words)

  
 Severn Valley Railway: UK - England/Wales Location Scouts - film tv production   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Running alongside the river for 12 miles, crossing it once by a spectacular single arched cast iron bridge built in 1863 the railway reflects a timeless scene that existed between 1900 and the 1970's.
Based on the Railway is a member of the same class of locomotive as Mallard, the fastest steam engine in the world.
Because of the predominantly rural nature of the area helicopter overflights are possible, as was done for the film Chronicles of Narnia, and there is a local airfield within a few miles of the Railway.
www.mandy.com /home.cfm?c=sev009   (305 words)

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