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  1. New Year, new me for No. 1450!
    #NewYearNewMe Whilst No. 1450 has been winterised at Bridgnorth, it's received a new coat of paint, and will emerge looking rather different in early 2018... The Autotank has been returned to GWR livery, at the owner's request, for the remainder of its current boiler ticket.  Look out for Great Western green No. 1450 at our Spring Steam Gala from March 16-18!
  2. The return of the 'Lady in Red' . . .
    Happy Christmas everybody! We thought we'd make your Festive Season that little bit more special with our first Autumn Steam Gala announcement... No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland is our first star attraction for our Gala from September 20th - 23rd, and will be appearing in stunning LMS Crimson Lake livery. Paired with our beautiful rake of LMS carriages, the 'Duchess' will look right at home hauling an authentic train. Having last visited us in 2013, then in British Railways green, No. 6233's 2018 return will be a sight to behold. The 'Duchess' is a real icon in the world of railway preservation after hauling the Royal Train as part of HRH The Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations in Wales in June 2002, and then again hauling the Royal Train in 2005 over the famous Settle-Carlisle line with HRH The Prince of Wales on board. No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland appears care of ‘The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust’. More information will be available soon...
  3. Calendar & Timetable 2018
    Our brand-new Calendar & Timetable for 2018 is now available to download! This is the preview version, with the final version being available in the New Year... Click here to download
  4. Coalyard Miniature Railway
    Our 7.25 inch gauge 'Coalyard Miniature Railway' is located adjacent to the station platforms at Kidderminster. Why not treat the kids to an extra ride before or after your journey along the Severn Valley?  The Coalyard Miniature Railway will be operating on the following dates in January and February: January 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 13th,14th, 20th, 21st and 27th  February 19th -25th inclusive for half-term (check towards the end of January for the latest news on additional operating dates earlier in February) Thanks to their passengers in 2016, the miniature railway have been able to donate funds to the SVR Share Offer for Bridgnorth Station, SVR Charitable Trust, Erlestoke Manor fund, The Stanier 8F locomotive Society, Class 08 diesel fund, GW(SVR)A coach fund, 4150 fund and others!  A small additional charge of just £1.00 applies. Weather permitting, the railway will be open from 2.30pm to 5pm! The Railway may have to cancel operating days in the event of adverse weather or if they have insufficient volunteers, but we'll try our best not to! See their Facebook page: 'Coalyard Miniature Railway'.