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 10th October 2017


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

Meetings are mainly held in Kidderminster Railway Museum on last Wednesday of Month except for June and July when held elsewhere.

Oct. 25th: More metre gauge meanderings – Don Gatehouse.

Nov. 29th: Grumpy Hamsters & Gorillas on Kozel - Summer Interailing 2017 – Rupert Chambers

December:  Christmas event – Date to be confirmed.


Jan. 31st:  TBC

Feb. 28th: Richard Shaw ' Czech and Slovak rail touring. '

Mar. 28th  :TBC

For August’s Rundscreiben click here.

Report on the Branch’s Latest Excursion is below: