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  1. All aboard the Tasting Trains!
    We're very excited to announce our brand-new itinerary of Tasting Trains! On selected dates throughout the year, you can join us for a beautiful Summer's (fingers crossed) day on the Railway for an unforgettable tasting experience! In 2018, we are offering gin, wine or whisky tasting experiences in our 1936-built luxurious first class carriage (once hauled by Flying Scotsman), whilst travelling through the beautiful Severn Valley, accompanied by an informative yet informal, overview of the beverages you are tasting by professional staff. The experiences are £50 per person, and include tickets for the Tasting Train, and 'Freedom of the Line' travel tickets for the whole day. The Gin Train  The Wine Train  The Whisky Train  
  2. Special attractions at Kidderminster Station
    Throughout the summer, we'll have a number of special attractions to look out for at Kidderminster Station! July 21st - Morris Dances performing on the concourse during the day. July 21st & 22nd - See a HUGE model railway running under the canopy. July 31st - Members of The National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra & Concert Band will be singing to their heart's content with performances throughout the day. Plus, don't forget to visit Kidderminster Railway Museum, the Coalyard Miniature Railway and our fantastic Gift Shop, Pub and Restaurant.
  3. Drive a Class 66 or Class 73/1!
    Have you ever wanted to drive a modern diesel locomotive? Working in partnership with GB Railfreight (GBRf), the Severn Valley Railway is excited to announce a number of exclusive Footplate Experience days using modern diesel locomotives. Operating in June 2018, you could have the chance to take the controls of a modern diesel locomotive, hauling a carriages or freight vehicles for 16 miles. Believed to be a world first, members of the public will be able to drive a Class 66 or Class 73/1 locomotive along the whole length of the Severn Valley Railway between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth on June 4th or 5th. Priced at £875 per person, all proceeds will go to GBRf’s chosen charity for 2018 and the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust. The Class 66 will haul a heavy train of hopper wagons, with the chance to ride in a shark brake-van too, whilst the Class 73/1 will haul carriages, a sight rarely seen. The whole day Experience also includes a tour of the Railway’s award-winning Diesel Depot at Kidderminster. The Class 66, first introduced to Britain’s railways in 1998, is the backbone of modern freight operations throughout the country, and has a whopping 3,000bhp engine. The Class 73/1s can normally be found on engineering trains in the south-east, and very rarely operate passenger trains. There are only four places on each Experience, so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to realise a lifelong ambition! For more information or to book, visit svr.co.uk/drive-a-train or call 01562 757900. Click here to find out more  Call 01562 757900 to book
  4. Kidderminster Pub & Restaurant
    Our comfortable licensed restaurant close to the station platforms at Kidderminster. Hearty food and drink available to eat in or take away. Arrive early as it's a great place for breakfast! Serving traditional pub grub, our restaurant is open daily, serving hot food from 9am. Call 01562 747505 to reserve a table. Breakfast Menus  Lunch Menu Light Bites  Children's & Dessert Menu 
  5. Top Travel Tips for 2018
    Ideal for new visitors or for our regulars looking for something different to do at the Severn Valley Railway, Top Travel Tips help you to plan your day out with us, getting you to the right places at the right time of the day. Top Travel Tips are available for all our standard timetables as is our ‘Top Travel Tips - Factfile’ information sheet which tells you about the facilities at stations and towns along the line. Take a peek and get your adventure on the right track from the start... Timetable A  Timetable B  Top Travel Tips - Factfile