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Visit to Severn Valley Railway

In Pictures from England on October 3, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

The early finish to the cricket match (my team lost big time!) gave me a spare day so I decided to visit the Severn Valley Railway at Kidderminster. I last saw this operation about 35 years ago! The preserved mainly steam operated line runs for 16 miles (26km) between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. The route is mostly along the Severn Valley, but you don’t get to see much of the river at times. Nowadays the area is very rural but until 40 or 50 years ago there were coalmines and brickworks. The final section of the original line closed in 1970. In that same year the first preserved section opened, with the complete route being in service from 1984.

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I was also able to spend an afternoon in the very neat town of Bridgnorth. The town is in two parts, High Town and Low Town, connected by some very steep hills and a slightly eccentric funicular railway.

Bridgnorth has a very acceptable number of pubs including the Railwaymen’s Arms inside the station buildings. If you have the opportunity, take a ride on the railway and visit the pubs! It’s easy to get to from Birmingham adn many other places. The SVR station at Kidderminster is next to the national rail station.

My pictures of the railway and Bridgnorth here.