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 23rd July 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.

Aug. 30th: Vacant
Sep. 27th: Ticino this last month prior to and during the opening phase of the new Base tunnel. I would be happy to share those.  Also to vary the evening a little, I can do half the evening on ‘How I built a loco’ an insider’s guide to making model trains.
Oct. 25th: More metre gauge meanderings – Don Gatehouse.
Nov. 29th: Vacant

For March’s Rundscreiben click here

Report on the Branch’s Latest Excursion is below: