The Severn Valley Railway

This guide traces the history of the original Severn Valley Railway from the early plans of the 1840s, through its days when operated by first the Great Western Railway and then British Railways.

Author: Michael A. Vanns

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473892064

Category: Transportation

Page: 104

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The Severn Valley Railway has long been considered by many to be Britains premier heritage railway. That reputation was earned early thanks to the quality of locomotive and carriage restoration, the careful refurbishment of stations and the standard of service offered to visitors. As with all heritage railways it has had to adapt to changing expectations over the years whilst attempting to keep the original aims of railway preservation at the heart of everything it does. This guide traces the history of the original Severn Valley Railway from the early plans of the 1840s, through its days when operated by first the Great Western Railway and then British Railways. The last chapter looks at the challenges and the achievements of the preservation era and the whole narrative should be of interest to anyone keen to know more of the story of a national treasure.
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HANDBOOK to the SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY As it was in 1863

This little book explores the Severn Valley and the places the railway passes through from Worcester to Shrewsbury as it was in 1863.

Author: J. Randall

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9788829599196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 89

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This little book explores the Severn Valley and the places the railway passes through from Worcester to Shrewsbury as it was in 1863. The Severn, like other English rivers, may be said to have been a railway pioneer in having one built along its banks: first, in having done much to correct the inequalities of the surface; secondly, in having indicated the direction in which the traffic flowed; so that early in the history of railway enterprise eminent engineers, like the late Robert Stephenson, saw the desirability of following its course, and thus meeting the wants of towns that had grown into importance upon its banks. In 1846 the route was finally surveyed by Robert Nicholson, with a view to a through traffic in connection with other railways. The scheme met with opposition from advocates of rival lines. Ultimately, however, the Bill passed the committees of the two Houses, and the promoters were successful, whilst the expenses of counsel and witnesses were enormous. The original estimate for the line was £600,000: £110,000 for land, and £490,000 for works. £8,500 was down for a girder bridge at Arley,£8,000 for one near Quatford, £9,000 for one above Bridgnorth, and £10,000 for one at Shrewsbury. The two bridges near Bridgnorth and the one near Shrewsbury were abandoned, and a considerable saving was effected by shortening the line at Hartlebury, by a junction, with the Oxford, Wolverhampton, and Worcester higher up than was originally intended. The estimated cost of the works, in consequence of these reductions, and of the determination of the company to make it a single line, was thus reduced to nearly one-half the original sum. Although the Severn Valley Railway joins the Main Trunk line at Hartlebury, Worcester is regarded as its proper terminus; and at that point we commence our description, 10% of the publisher’s profit from the sale of this book will be donated to UNICEF. ======= KEYWORDS/TAGS: Handbook, severn valley railway, Abberley, Abbey, Alveley, ancient, Apley, arches, architecture, Arley, Astley, Baxter, Bayliffs, Beauchamp, Bell-flower, Benthall, Berkeley, Berrington, Bewdley, botany, bridge, Bridge, Bridgnorth, Bristol, British Railway, Brycge, building, built, Burlish, canal, Caradoc, carboniferous, carp, Castle, castle rocks, Cathedral, Caughley, century, chapter-house, Charles, church, churchyard, city, Coalbrookdale, Coalport, Conqueror, Constantine, construct, cottages, Cound, countryside, Court, Coventry, Cressage, Danes, daughter, dilapidated, distance, Droitwich, Duke, Eardington, Earl, eastern, Edward, Elizabethan, embankment, England, erect, Esquire, Ethelfleda, Ethelwald, existence, famous, first, Fitz-Alan, Ford, Foregate, Forest, founded, George Stevenson, Gloucester, Hall, Hampton, handsome, Hartlebury, Haughmond, Henry, Hereford, Hermitage, Highley, Hills, His Eminence, Ironbridge, John, King, kingdom, knight, Leland, lines, London, Lord, machinery, Madeley, manufacture, Market, Milburgh, miles, monastery, monks, moonlight, nature, Norman, Oxford, Padmore, parish, Parliamentary, Pembroke, picturesque, Plinlimmon, Prince, Quatford, Queen, railway, relics, remains, rich, Richard, Roman, royal, ruins, Salwarp, Sandstone, Saxon, sedilia, Severn river, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, solid, station, Stour, Stourport, structure, summit, sylvan, tankard, timbers, tower, town, Townhall, trout, upper towne, Uriconium, valley, villages, Wales, Wenlock, William, winds, Wolfe, woods, Worcester, Wrekin, Wribbenhall, Wroxeter
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The Severn Valley Railway

This work discusses the history of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR).

Author: Roger Siviter

Publisher:

ISBN: 0750929766

Category: Railroads

Page: 160

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This work discusses the history of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR). In just over three decades, the SVR has graduated from relative obscurity to great prominence in British railway preservation. The SVR is a standard-gauge line running steam-hauled trains between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, a distance of 16 miles. SVR preservation dates from 1965, when a group of railway enthusiasts formed the Severn Valley Railway Preservation Society with the aim of reopening part of the closed line which originally ran from Worcester to Shrewsbury. By May 1970 the section from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade had been opened for public passenger services. Over the next four years more money was raised and eventually the Bewdley to Bridgnorth line was fully restored; the link to Kidderminster followed in 1984. The text examines the line in its days as part of the national railway network, and tells the restoration story through photographs and detailed captions. Special events, buildings and infrastructure, locomotives and rolling stock are all featured.
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The Severn Valley Railway

This book shows how the Severn Valley Railway has changed since the potentially disastrous 2007 flooding and the construction of The Engine House.

Author: John Stretton

Publisher: Past & Present

ISBN: 1858952646

Category: Railroads

Page: 235

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Covers an in-depth survey of the line as it was in GWR and BR days, and the changes wrought since then. This book shows how the Severn Valley Railway has changed since the potentially disastrous 2007 flooding and the construction of The Engine House.
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Severn Valley Railway

The book is an account of an English country railway during the golden age of steam.

Author: Michael A. Vanns

Publisher:

ISBN: 0711025991

Category: Railroads

Page: 96

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The book is an account of an English country railway during the golden age of steam.
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The Severn Valley Railway

This history traces the development from the formation of the valley itself, its early settlement, through its dramatic period as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, to the disputes and legal battles at the birth of the railway company ...

Author: John Marshall

Publisher:

ISBN: 0946537453

Category: Railroads

Page: 224

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This history traces the development from the formation of the valley itself, its early settlement, through its dramatic period as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, to the disputes and legal battles at the birth of the railway company. Construction problems, connections with other railways, traffic and operation, final decline and closure and subsequent re-opening of part of the line area are all discussed in detail.
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Severn Valley Railway Recollections

This new title in the growing Recollections series takes us back through the years using archive pictures of The Severn Valley Railway, selected to show the line in day-to-day use, we see pre-preservation scenes and preserved era scenes ...

Author: John Stretton

Publisher: Silver Link Publishing

ISBN: 1857943538

Category: Railroads

Page: 48

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This new title in the growing Recollections series takes us back through the years using archive pictures of The Severn Valley Railway, selected to show the line in day-to-day use, we see pre-preservation scenes and preserved era scenes along the route.
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Moods of the Severn Valley Railway

Mike Heath offers a book of photographs, showing how the restored Severn Valley Railway has shaped up since passenger services resumed on it from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster in July 1984.

Author: Mike Heath

Publisher:

ISBN: 1841144444

Category:

Page: 144

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Mike Heath offers a book of photographs, showing how the restored Severn Valley Railway has shaped up since passenger services resumed on it from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster in July 1984.
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Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway

SEVERN. VALLEY. RAILWAY. Table of Contents The Severn, like other English rivers, may be said to have been the pioneer of railways along its banks: first, in having done much to correct the inequalities of the surface; secondly, ...

Author: John Randall

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066212193

Category: Fiction

Page: 984

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Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway

The town , which lies beneath the embankment of the railway , in the valley of the river Salwarp , on the right , is on weekdays so enveloped in steam , that little beyond its stacks , and the murky tower of St. Andrew's Church ...

Author: John Randall (F. G. S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWHH5B

Category: Railroads

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