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Severn Valley Railway

The present day Severn Valley Railway was established in 1965 to preserve part of the original line that ran between Hartlebury and Shrewsbury as a heritage railway. Today it has six stations and two halts and runs for 16 miles along the Severn Valley between Bridgnorth in Shropshire and Kidderminster in Worcestershire, following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. Train services are hauled predominantly by steam locomotives, regularly supplemented by a diesel multiple unit and diesel locomotive hauled trains.

The Permanent Way consists of a mixture of bullhead and 113A FB rail on wood, concrete and steel sleepers. The SVR is like other heritage railways is investing in sections of CWR which hugely reduces maintenance load on scarce resources. The SVR owns two Case RRV’s which have proved invaluable assets in relaying and maintaining our track infrastructure. Most possession work takes place in our annual six week shutdown.

Contact details

Chris Bond - Infrastructure Manager

Tel: 01562 757937 / 07866 448145