On the 19th July 2017 members of the West Midlands Group enjoyed an excellent day visiting the Severn Valley Railway. Prior to joining the former GWR Observation Saloon for two return trips to Bridgnorth hauled by the ex-GWR 0-6-0 saddle tank 813, a tour of the Kidderminster Carriage Works was undertaken. Members were provided with an informative and fascinating insight into the detailed work undertaken there. During the trips to and from Bridgnorth, a range of splendid refreshments were served, photo stops were provided and footplate rides enjoyed. A big thank you is due to Richard Shaw for organising the event and to the SVR staff and volunteers who made it all so enjoyable. Top Job!

Photos and write-up by Don Gatehouse 

Page Last Updated 4th June 2018


Branch Organiser: Richard Shaw, email: shawrichard@pobroadband.co.uk Phone 0121 552 5148 (Home) 07804126706 (Mobile).

Meetings are held in the Kidderminster Railway Museum (DY10 1QX) on the last Wednesday of the Month at 1930 from August to April, except for the December event (Most convenient date for members!)

Click here for the branch’s web page with a report on the Branch’s visit to the Severn Valley Railway .

To read the branch’s newsletter click here.

Jul. 13th: (Friday) SVR observation car trip, note this one will be attached to a service train. 10:15 am off Kidderminster. Price will be around £20 as per last year. Price will be confirmed nearer the day. Snacks - as per last year. Please let me know if you would like a provisional booking.

Aug. 29th: Completion of February Holiday to Germany, Slovakia and the Czech republic plus November 2017 - Day trips to Basel and Zurich – Richard Shaw.

Sep.26th:  Gruyère and Gouda - Sholto Thomas

Oct. 31th:  980's German slides - Piers Milne

Nov. 28th:  Don Gatehouse Title TBA.
Dec. 12th : SRS Christmas event.

For April’s Rundscreiben click here.

Report on the Branch’s Latest Excursion is below: