List of rolling stock preserved on the Severn Valley Railway

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Severn Valley Railway
Locale Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Terminus Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Commercial operations
Name Severn Valley Line
Built by Great Western Railway
Original gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Preserved operations
Operated by Severn Valley Railway Company
Stations 8 (including 2 "halts")
Length 16 miles (26 km)
Preserved gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Commercial history
Opened 1 February 1862
Closed January 1970 (Bewdley Station)
Preservation history
1965 Severn Valley Railway Society formed
1970 Bridgnorth - Hampton Loade reopened
1974 Hampton Loade - Bewdley reopened
1984 Bewdley - Kidderminster reopened
Headquarters Bridgnorth

The rolling stock preserved on the Severn Valley Railway is used to operate trains on the Severn Valley Railway (SVR), a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. There is a variety of preserved steam and diesel locomotives and diesel multiple units, passenger coaches and goods wagons. Most of these are typical of Great Western Railway (GWR) or London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) branch lines. Some are owned by the railway itself but most are owned by various individuals or voluntary groups. The line is also regularly visited by locomotives based elsewhere. Some come for a day on a railtour, others for a few days or weeks to take part in a special gala, but a few stay for many months and form part of the stock working scheduled trains.

Rolling stock summary[edit]

The railway can call on a large fleet to operate its services.[1] Only a core of vehicles actually belong to the railway company, the remainder being owned by associated groups, such as the Great Western (Severn Valley Railway) Association,[2][3] and individuals. The SVR is also the base of the DMU (diesel multiple unit) West Midland Group. Locomotives and stock from the railway do not now often operate excursions on the National Rail network, but they have in the past been seen from Mallaig to Plymouth.

Locomotive works[edit]

The main locomotive works are located at Bridgnorth.[4][5] It is not normally open to the public because of health and safety regulations but conducted tours and open days are arranged from time to time. Major features of the locomotive works include the boiler shop equipped with overhead crane, Noble and Lund wheel lathe, ex-LT lifting jacks and a Wheeldrop recovered from Leicestershire, installed in 2010. Works to enclose the southern end of Bridgnorth locomotive shed with roller shutter doors, improve natural illumination and waterproof the building more effectively were completed in early 2009. This forms the first of a number of phases to improve the Bridgnorth site both for staff and for visitors.

Carriage works[edit]

Although carriage repair and restoration is carried out at a number of locations on the railway, the main carriage works is located in the former goods shed at Kidderminster. This building, lying adjacent to the main national railway line, is known as the North Star Carriage Works thus perpetuating a typical GWR name. As well as having a machine shop and fabrication equipment to carry out a full range of body and bogie repairs the carriage works boasts equipment recovered from former BR works to calibrate and adjust dynamo voltage regulators and to thoroughly overhaul and test vacuum brake equipment, a facility that is almost extinct elsewhere. In common with the locomotive works it is not normally open to the public due to health and safety legislation.

The Engine House[edit]

Severn Valley Engine House

The Engine House, built on land adjacent to Highley station provides covered accommodation for locomotives currently out of service, displays of other rolling stock, and an education/interpretation centre. Although it was due to be open mid/late 2007, the planned opening dates were affected by the flood damage at Highley station with rail access to the site finally being installed in March 2008. The first exhibits arrived by rail on 14 and 16 March 2008, allowing the museum to open in conjunction with the full line reopening. In late 2008 access was not possible by rail as passenger trains did not stop at Highley station whilst footings and parts of a new footbridge were built. Highley station reopened in 2009 and the new footbridge was completed during October 2009.

Although the Engine House was due to be formally opened by Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester on 28 April 2009 he was unable to attend due to illness; Algernon Heber-Percy, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire deputised in the Prince's absence. It was formally opened by the Duke during a rescheduled visit on 21 October 2009.

The land on which the Engine House stands was originally the sidings for Highley Colliery and was later used as the 'Landsale Yard' for Alveley Colliery. It was acquired by the SVR in 2005.[6]

Steam locomotives[edit]

Operational steam locomotives[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 1450 GWR 1400 Class 0-4-2T Williton - GW 1450 shunting from North Yard.JPG GWR Unlined Green, GWR Lettering Built in 1935. Not used for the regular passenger services because of its small size. Formerly based on the Dean Forest Railway. Used for autotrains and goods only as well as appearances at special events. Was painted in BR Lined Green with the late crest until Dec 2017 when she was repainted into GWR livery. (Boiler ticket expires in 2020).
No. 1501 GWR 1500 Class 0-6-0PT GWR Class 15xx 0-6-0 No 1501 (9841587566).jpg BR Lined Black, Early Emblem Built in 1949. (Boiler ticket expires in 2022).
No. 2857 GWR 2800 Class 2-8-0 Steam Locomotive 2857 (8090249000).jpg GWR Unlined Green, GWR Lettering Built in 1918. (Boiler ticket expires in 2021).
No. 7714 GWR 57xx Class 0-6-0PT 7714 stabled at Bewdley.jpg BR Unlined Black, Late Crest Built in 1930. Returned to service in December 2016. (Boiler ticket expires in 2026).
No. 7802 "Bradley Manor" GWR 78xx "Manor" Class 4-6-0 Bradley Manor during the 1940s weekend.jpg BR Lined Green, Late Crest Built in 1938. (Boiler ticket expires in 2025). Has been paired with a 4000-gallon Collett tender for most of her preserved life including former mainline use but is now paired with 7812's 3500 gallon Churchward tender following her withdrawal for overhaul.
No. 34027 "Taw Valley" SR West Country Class 4-6-2 Taw Valley prepares to depart Kidderminster.jpg BR Lined Green, Late Crest Built in 1946. (Boiler ticket expires in 2025). Air braking fitted but not mainline certified.
No. 43106 "The Flying Pig" LMS Ivatt Class 4 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive 43106 3 (4507428635).jpg BR Lined Black, Late Crest Built in 1951. (Boiler ticket expires in 2023).

Away from Severn Valley[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 26 (GWR No. 813) Port Talbot Railway 0-6-0ST PTR (GWR) 0-6-0ST No.813 at Bewdley.jpg GWR Unlined Green, Great Western Lettering Built in 1900. Returned to traffic in November 2016. The oldest locomotive in operation on the SVR. (Boiler ticket expires in 2026) At East Lancashire Railway.

Visitors[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
N/A

Steam locomotives under overhaul, repair, restoration or stored[edit]

'At Bridgnorth/Bewdley on SVR'

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 2047 "Warwickshire" Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST N/A Built in 1926 for Rugby Portland Cement. The last locomotive built by Manning Wardle. Last worked in 1977. New boiler under construction to replace the original.
No. 4150 GWR 5101 Class 2-6-2T 4150 at Bewdley.jpg N/A Built in 1947. Restoration underway at Bewdley. Has never been steamed at the railway or in preservation.
No. 4930 "Hagley Hall" 49xx "Hall" Class 4-6-0 4930 Hagley Hall.JPG N/A Built in 1929. Undergoing a major overhaul with a planned return to traffic in 2020. The locomotive's Hawksworth tender has also been swapped with a more appropriate Collett tender for its age. Last worked in 1986. Return to service anticipated to take place in 2020, was planned to be 2019 but further problems have delayed her return to steam.
No. 13268 LMS Stanier Mogul 2-6-0 Hugh llewelyn 42968 (7030162161).jpg LMS Black (On Completion) Built in 1934. Undergoing overhaul, last worked in 2013.
No. 75069 BR Standard Class 4 4-6-0 Standard class 4MT 75069 at Hastings, Ashford 150.jpg BR Lined Black, Late Crest (On Completion) Built in 1955. Last worked in 1994. Overhaul recommenced in 2013. Return to service anticipated during 2018.
No. 4085 Dunrobin Sharp, Stewart 0-4-4T Dunrobin (32714112556).jpg N/A Built in 1895. This is a contract overhaul for the owners, the Beamish Museum.

'Locos in Store'

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 48773 LMS Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48773 Severn Valley Railway .jpg BR Black, Late Crest with stripe across cab. Built in 1940. Last worked in 2008. Moved from the engine house on Wed 20 June 2018 to Kidderminster as planned to go on display for the 50th anniversary end of steam celebrations.[7][8]

Elsewhere

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 5164 GWR 5101 Class 2-6-2T GWR 5164 at Kidderminster.jpg GWR Green, Great Western Lettering. Built in 1930. (On static display at Barrow Hill Roundhouse awaiting space in the workshop for overhaul, last worked in 2014).
No. 7812 "Erlestoke Manor" GWR 78xx "Manor" Class 4-6-0 Class 78xx No 7812 Erlestoke Manor (8063163476).jpg N/A Built in 1939. (Boiler ticket expired in Dec 2017). Withdrawn from service on New Year's Eve 2017. Moved by road to Tyseley Locomotive Works for overhaul on 4 January 2018. Her tender is now paired with 7802 Bradley Manor but a new 3500 gallon Churchward tender is under construction for use with either engine.
No. 7819 "Hinton Manor" GWR 78xx "Manor" Class 0-6-2T 7819 Hinton Manor at Bridgnorth.jpg GWR Green, Shirtbutton logo Built in 1939. (Cosmetically restored and on static display in Swindon, last worked in 1995).

Steam locomotives under construction[edit]

  • Catch Me Who Can replica 2-2-0 Richard Trevithick locomotive of 1808 (able to turn wheels under steam when set on blocks, but not yet ready to run on rails as braking system not yet fitted).
  • BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T replica (2-6-2T Class 3MT) No. 82045. Frames currently at Bridgnorth. Bunker completed and installed on the frame in March 2015. Cylinders arrived at Bridgnorth and temporarily attached to the frame in April 2015. The driving wheels are nearing completion, and work on the pony trucks are underway. Updated 30/04/2015)

Steam locomotives on static display[edit]

The Engine House - Highley

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 600 "Gordon" WD Austerity 2-10-0 Longmoor Military Railway Gordon Severn Valley Railway.jpg LMR Blue Built in 1943, used on the Longmoor Military Railway. The Locomotive was named after General Gordon in 1952. Gordon has also served as Gordon the Big Engine from Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends as part of SVR's former Day out with Thomas events. Last worked in 1999.
No. 686 "The Lady Armaghdale" (No.14 "St John") Hunslet Engine Company 0-6-0T Hunslet 686 (6239750157).jpg Red Built in 1898 for the Manchester Ship Canal and named "St. John". Sold to ICI Dyestuffs, Blackley in 1963 and renamed "The Lady Armaghdale". Originally dressed to resemble Thomas The Tank Engine in 1994-1998, 2002-2009. Last worked in 2009.
No. 4566 GWR 45xx Class 2-6-2T Kidderminster - 4566 arriving with freight train.JPG BR Unlined Black, Early Emblem Built in 1924. Boiler ticket expired in Jan 2017. Made its final gala appearance on the Season Finale Gala from 4–6 November, and was withdrawn from service on 3 January following the expiry of her boiler certificate. Moved to Highley in June 2018 to go on display alongside 5764 in the place of 48773.
No. 5764 GWR 57xx Class 0-6-0PT Thumbs up from 5764 driver at Bewdley.JPG GWR Green, Great Western Lettering. Built in 1929. Moved to Highley in June 2018 to go on display alongside 4566 replacing 48773, last worked in 2011.
No. 7325 GWR 43xx Class 2-6-0 Hugh llewelyn 7325 (6240789503).jpg BR Green, Late Crest Built in 1932. Cosmetically restored and tender separated to allow visitors to access her cab. Originally ran as 9303 but renumbered after weight removed from front of engine. Last worked in 2000.
No. 45110 "R.A.F. Biggin Hill" LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 5110.JPG BR Black, Late Crest Built in 1935. Moved into the Engine House in October 2013. Last worked in 2008.
No. 46443 LMS Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 LMS 2MT 2-6-0 46443, Bewdley, SVR, 20.08.09 222796 015 21 (10256718285).jpg BR Black, Late Crest Built in 1950. Withdrawn from traffic in October 2011 due to severe corrosion of the steam pipe seating face on the superheater header which was causing leakage.
No. 47383 LMS Fowler Class 3F 0-6-0T Severn Valley 1940's Weekend (9239183450).jpg BR Unlined Black, Early Emblem Built in 1926. Dressed to resemble Thomas The Tank Engine from 1999-2002 whilst The Lady Armagdale was under overhaul. Last worked in 2002.
No. 80079 BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T BR 4MT 2-6-4T 80079, Rocket 150, Rainhill, May 1980 Slides212 (9859902463).jpg BR Black, Late Crest Built in 1954, involved in the Dagenham East rail crash in 1958. Last worked in 2002.

Diesel locomotives[edit]

Operational Diesel locomotives[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 319290 Ruston 165DM 0-4-0 Ruston Green Formerly D2957 (fictitious). Bewdley based
No. D2960 Silver Spoon Ruston and Hornsby 165DM 0-4-0 D2960 Silver Spoon (6319040826).jpg BR Green Kidderminster based
No. D2961 Ruston 165DE 0-4-0 BR Green Bridgnorth Based
No. D3022 BR Class 08 0-6-0 D3022 1 (4507397677).jpg BR Green Kidderminster Based
No. D3586 BR Class 08 0-6-0 Bridgnorth Shed - D3586 and D9551.JPG BR Green Bridgnorth Based
No. D4100 Dick Hardy BR Class 09 0-6-0 D400 Dick Hardy shunting.jpg BR Green Formerly 09012, Kidderminster Based
No. 12099 BR Class 11 0-6-0 Bridgnorth - 12099 in the yard.JPG BR Black Bridgnorth Based
No. D9551 Angus BR Class 14 0-6-0 D9551 enters Bewdley.jpg Non-original 'golden ochre' Bridgnorth Based
No. D821 Greyhound BR Class 42 B-B D821 Greyhound 1 (7690443038).jpg BR Maroon Returned to service in May 2018
No. 50007 Hercules BR Class 50 Co-Co No.50007 Sir Edward Elgar (Class 50) (6157119598).jpg BR Blue Kidderminster Based, arrived on the line in January 2017. Mainline Certified.[9]
No. 50031 Hood BR Class 50 Co-Co Bridgnorth - 50031 arriving with GWR coaches.jpg BR InterCity Kidderminster Based. Repainted into BR InterCity livery in 2016.[10]
No. 50035 Ark Royal BR Class 50 Co-Co 50035 'Ark Royal' at Doncaster Works.JPG BR Blue Kidderminster Based
No. 50049 Defiance BR Class 50 Co-Co Kidderminster Town - 50049.JPG BR large logo Blue Kidderminster Based. Mainline certified.
No. D1015 Western Champion BR Class 52 Co-Co D1015 Western Champion at Etches Park open day 01.JPG BR Maroon Mainline certified.
No. D1062 Western Courier BR Class 52 Co-Co Bridgnorth railway station MMB 08 D1062.jpg BR Blue
No's. 51941/50933/52064/56208/59250 BR Class 108 2 & 3 Car Highley - DMU 51941 59250 52064.jpg BR Green Bewdley Based.

Visitors[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. 33108 BR Class 33 Bo-Bo BR Blue Arrived for 2017 Spring Diesel Gala, invited to remain until May 2018
No. 37688 BR Class 37 Co-Co DRS Blue Arrived January 2018; expected to stay until June 2019
No. 50026 Indomitable BR Class 50 Co-Co Arrived January 2018 for rectification work at Kidderminster TMD

Diesel locomotives under repair, overhaul, stored, etc[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Livery Notes
No. D3201 BR Class 08 0-6-0 Class 08 No 08133 (D3201) (9841575755).jpg BR Green Currently undergoing overhaul, Kidderminster Based
No. D3802 BR Class 08 0-6-0 BR Blue In store at Kidderminster, for use as spares
No. 08896 BR Class 08 0-6-0 EWS Red In store at Kidderminster, for use as spares
No. 09107 BR Class 09 0-6-0 EWS Red Undergoing restoration at Kidderminster
No. D5410 BR Class 27 Bo-Bo Kidderminster Carriage Shed - D5410 awaiting restoration with 20177.JPG BR Green Undergoing overhaul at Tyseley as of March 2018
No. D7029 BR Class 35 B-B Kidderminster Town - D7029 outside the museum.JPG BR Blue Undergoing restoration at Kidderminster
No. 50044 Exeter BR Class 50 Co-Co 50044,46045,20048 and 33201 , Tupton.jpg BR Blue Undergoing overhaul at Kidderminster
No. D1013 Western Ranger BR Class 52 C-C Western Ranger.jpg BR Blue Undergoing overhaul at Bridgnorth

Diesel multiple units[edit]

  • BR Class 108 units 51941+59250+52064 and 50933+56208 (51935, which was formerly paired with 56208, was severely damaged by a fire in May 2008 which after forensic examination was revealed to be an arson attack. The vehicle was declared a write off and was quickly dispatched to Midland Railway – Butterley for component recovery. Cut up October 2008 and was replaced by 50933 from Peak Rail)

Past Members of the SVR Fleet[edit]

Steam[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Notes
No. 193 "Shropshire" Hunslet 0-6-0ST Hunslet 0-6-0 no 3793 "Shropshire".JPG Built in 1953. Arriving on the SVR in Aug 1971 she saw regular use and even managed to work the lines Santa services without assistance (the line at the time being extremely short, only running between Bridgnorth and Hampton Loade). In 1977 she acquired her name "Shropshire" and was to remain on the line until 1981 when she was sent to the Bulmers Railway Centre in Hereford, traveling in convoy with 4930 Hagley Hall and LMS black 5 no 5000.

The move to Hereford eventually became permanent and she was sold in 1983, she is now undergoing an overhaul at the Ribble Steam Railway

No. 3205 GWR 2251 Class 0-6-0 GWR 2251 Class 3205 departing Cheltenham Racecourse.JPG Built in 1946. Departed from the SVR in 1987 for the West Somerset Railway. Currently stored out of service awaiting an overhaul at the South Devon Railway. Last visited the line in September 2010.
No. 3612 GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT Built in 1939. Purchased from Barry scrapyard as a source of spare parts for other panniers based on the SVR. Following the removal of parts that could be reused on fellow class members the frame was cut up after the wheels, boiler and other components were removed.
No. 3717 "City of Truro" GWR 3700 Class 4-4-0 City of Truro 3717 Didcot (1).jpg Built in 1903. She arrived on loan from the NRM in 1984 for an overhaul which would see it returned to the mainline in 1985 intime for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the GWR. She even at one point took part in an April fools joke where the drivers side of the engine was painted in BR lined black before her overhaul commenced, her overhaul was completed near the end of 1985 and she was a popular engine on both the SVR and mainline before returning to the NRM in 1986.

She last visited the SVR in Sept 2010 for the railways 40th anniversary Autumn Steam Gala. She is now on static display inside the National Railway Museum in York.

No. 4141 GWR 5101 Class 2-6-2T Loco 4141 at North Weald 2 Dec 2012.JPG Built in 1946. Arrived on the SVR on 6 January 1973 in convoy with fellow SVR based engine's nos 5164, 4930 Hagley Hall and 7819 Hinton Manor. Left the SVR in 1988 before restoration commenced. Now based at the Epping Ongar Railway.

She last visited the SVR in 2007 for an appearance at the Spring Steam Gala.

No. 5000 Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 Black 5 5000 (5441473814).jpg Built in 1935. Left the SVR in 1989. On static display at the Shildon Locomotion Museum.
No. 5786 GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT London Transport L92 Class 5700 (14175919865).jpg Built in 1929. Arrived on the SVR in 1969 and left in 1970, now based at the South Devon Railway. Formerly operated on London Underground as L92.
No. 6634 GWR 56xx Class 0-6-2T Built in 1928. Locomotive less boiler arrived on SVR in 2009 for restoration from Barry Scrapyard condition. Left November 2017 for Peak Rail with restoration incomplete.
No. 6960 "Raveningham Hall" 6959 Class 4-6-0 Blue Anchor 6960 leaving for Minehead.jpg Built in 1944. Left the SVR in 1996. Currently operational at the West Somerset Railway.
No. 34053 "Sir Keith Park" SR Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 34053 Sir Keith Park at Bridgnorth.jpg Built in 1946. Arrived on the SVR in 2012 originally as a visitor following restoration from scrapyard condition at Herston, she later became a resident of the SVR due to the Swanage Railway not having use for her as they had 2 fellow class-members in service at that time (34028 Eddystone & 34070 Manston).

With the Swanage Railway prior to the end of the 2017 season having no operational light pacific's (34072 257 Squadron still yet to enter service) alongside issues with a space being available at Bridgnorth for the engines next overhaul it was decided that after the 2017 running season was finished 34053 would move to her originally planned home in January 2018 following 5 years residency on the SVR. Her final passenger duties on the SVR was on Tue 2 Jan 2018.

No. 45690 "Leander" LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 LMS 45690 Leander at Barrow Hill Roundhouse.JPG Built in 1936. Left the SVR in 1995, Operational & Mainline Certified. Owned by Beet Family and based at Carnforth MPD. Last visited the line in September 2010.
No. 45699 "Galatea" LMS Jubilee Class 4-6-0 LMS 45699 Galatea at Carlisle.JPG Built in 1936. Originally bought as spares for Leander but now restored, Operational & Mainline Certified. Owned by David Smith and based at Carnforth MPD
No. 46521 "Blossom" LMS Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 46521 at Loughborough (3).jpg Built in 1953. Featured as "Blossom" in the 1990s television sitcom Oh, Doctor Beeching!. Left the SVR in 2002. Now operational at the Great Central Railway after a lengthy overhaul.
No. 60009 "Union of South Africa" LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 60009 Union of South Africa at Condover 01.jpg Built in 1937. Left the SVR in 2007. Operational and certified for mainline use.
No. 61994 "The Great Marquess" LNER Class K4 2-6-0 The Great Marquess - 2009-04-05.jpg Built in 1937. Left the SVR in the early 00's. On static display at the Museum of Scottish Railways.
No. 64.305 German Class 64 Built in 1934. She was purchased for use on the SVR in Sept 1974 arriving on the line in Jul 1975. It was however later discovered that incorrect information had been given regarding the locomotive and that modifications would be required to the locomotive as well as dealing with platform clearances before the engine could enter regular service. The engine therefore departed from the Severn Valley Railway in 1977 for the Nene Valley Railway as the line in question had been modified to allow the use of locomotives that had been built to the continental loading gauge.

The loco is currently stored on the NVR awaiting restoration.

No. 70000 "Britannia" BR Standard Class 7 4-6-2 Britannia at Severn Tunnel Junction, September 2012.jpg Built in 1951, left SVR in 1979. Operational and certified for mainline use. Last visited the line in September 2015.
No. 78019 BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 78019 coming off Swithland Viaduct.jpg Built in 1952. Left the SVR before restoration was seriously commenced. Is currently undergoing overhaul at the Great Central Railway.

Diesels[edit]

Number & Name Type Photograph Notes
No. 08769 "(D3937)" British Rail Class 08 0-6-0 Class 08 08769 (D3937) (3000289516).jpg Now based at the Dean Forest Railway.
No. D8188 BR Class 20 Bo-Bo English Electric Class 20 No 20188 (D8188) (8061968481).jpg Based at Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway from September 2017
No. D8059 BR Class 20 Bo-Bo D8059 Severn Valley Railway.jpg Based at Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway from September 2017
No. 20177 BR Class 20 Bo-Bo Kidderminster Carriage Shed - 20177 and D5410 awaiitng restoration.JPG Source of spares for D8188 and D8059, left October 2017
No. 25283 British Rail Class 25 Bo-Bo 7633 Dean Forest Railway April 1 2007.jpg Now based at the Dean Forest Railway.
No. 37906 British Rail Class 37 Co-Co Bridgnorth railway station MMB 02 37906.jpg Sold to Europhoenix
No. 73005 ("73966") British Rail Class 73 Bo-Bo Moved to Loughborough Works for conversion into Class 73/9, now in service for GB Railfreight.
No. 73006 ("73967") British Rail Class 73 Bo-Bo Class 73 BR Electro Diesel 73006, Bewdley, SVR, 20.08.09 222796 024 12 (10256711876).jpg Moved to Loughborough Works for conversion into Class 73/9, now in service for GB Railfreight.

Coaching stock[edit]

As an early entrant to the heritage railway movement the SVR was able to amass a collection of steam era carriages which, together with excellent covered accommodation and works facilities, are the envy of many latecomers.[11][12]

The SVR has a large number of GWR coaches mainly of Collett era with Churchward and Hawksworth examples also present. The SVR also boasts the movement's largest collection of Period 3 LMS coaches and a full rake of LNER teak vehicles of the Gresley/Thompson era. Normally the carriages are made up as a BR (Carmine and Cream) set, a BR (Maroon) set, a full LNER set, an LMS set and two GWR sets, one of which makes up the restaurant train. The non-restaurant GWR set is usually only used on the intensive timetable and at special events. One set works off Bridgnorth and is rotated weekly.

The collection of operational carriages is constantly growing. Recent entrants to the fleet include LMS RFO 7511, GWR Brake Third Open 650, LNER Kitchen Composite 7960, the Heritage Railway Association award-winning GNR corridor composite 2701, GWR Collett Nondescript Saloon 9103, and former LNER pigeon van 70759. The first four vehicles have all been restored from near derelict condition while 9103, largely complete when it first arrived, had been used as an office, and 70759, previously based at the South Devon Railway after being donated to them by David & Charles at Newton Abbot and also largely complete, has been converted into a Brake Third with 4 third class compartments, and renumbered as 24506. Others, awaiting restoration, include 1910-built Churchward third 2426 which has been in use as staff accommodation since arrival on the SVR, first at Bridgnorth and then, for the most recent several years, at Hampton Loade.

GWR Designed Coaches (Under Construction)

Number Type Built Designer Notes Image
650 Brake Third Open (Excursion) 1940 Collett Operational
829 Full Third 1948 Hawksworth Operational GWR C82 TK 829 at Bridgnorth.jpg
1086 Full Third 1938 Collett Operational GWR C77 TK 1086 at Bridgnorth.jpg
1087 Full Third 1938 Collett Stored in Kidderminster carriage shed awaiting overhaul
1116 Full Third 1938 Collett Operational GWR C77 TK 1116 at Bridgnorth.jpg
1146 Full Third 1938 Collett Operational
2119 Full Third 1949 Hawksworth Stored in Kidderminster carriage shed awaiting overhaul
2426 Full Third 1910 Churchward Stored in Kidderminster carriage shed awaiting restoration
3930 Full Third 1915 Churchward Operational GWR Churchward 57 "Toplight" Corridor Third No.8930 (6901712218).jpg
5883 Brake Third 1934 Collett Operational GWR D118 BTK 5883 at Bridgnorth.jpg
6045 Composite 1928 Collett Undergoing restoration
6562 Brake Composite 1938 Collett Operational GWR E159 BCK 6562 at Highley.jpg
6913 Brake Composite 1934 Collett Operational GWR E148 BCK 6913 at Kidderminster.jpg
7284 Composite 1941 Collett Operational GWR E164 CK 7284 at Bridgnorth.jpg
9055 Nondescript Saloon 1912 Churchward Operational, one off prototype for later Collett design GWR Churchward 57 "Toplight" Brake Unclassified Saloon No.9055 (7047808035).jpg
9084 First Sleeper 1951 Hawksworth On display, staff accommodation at Kidderminster GWR J18 first sleeper 9084 at Kidderminster.jpg
9085 First Sleeper 1951 Hawksworth On display, staff accommodation at Arley
9103 Nondescript Saloon 1929 Collett Operational GWR G58 third saloon 9103 at Highley.jpg
9369 Nondescript Saloon 1923 Collett Operational GWR Churchward 57 Brake Unclassified Saloon No.9369 (7047805767).jpg
9627 Restaurant Third 1932 Collett Operational GWR H40 third diner 9627 at Kidderminster.jpg
9653 Restaurant Third 1925 Collett Operational GWR Hxx restaurant 9653 at Kidderminster.jpg
80969 Inspection Saloon 1948 Hawksworth Operational Severn Valley 1940's Weekend (9236474289).jpg
80972 Inspection Saloon 1948 Hawksworth Operational GWR Q13 inspection saloon 80972 at Bridgnorth.jpg

LMS Designed Coaches

Number Type Built Build location Current location Notes Image
149 Bar Car 1936 Smethwick In service Converted from Open Third 9355 9355 Severn Valley Railway.jpg
798 Royal Coach 1941 Wolverton The Engine House Severn Valley 1940's Weekend (9236420691).jpg
2300 Corridor Third 1946 Derby In service
2886 Gangwayed Brake 1932 Wolverton Bridgnorth 6 wheeled. Later numbered 32919
7511 Restaurant First Open 1934 Wolverton In service Used for special dining trains LMS First Open 7511.JPG
12992 Corridor Third 1949 Smethwick In service Built by BR to an LMS design TK 12992 Severn Valley Railway.jpg
24617 Corridor Composite 1950 Derby In service BR LMS Ivatt "CBC" No.24617 (6901399159).jpg
26880 Brake Third Corridor 1950 Wolverton In service Built by BR to an LMS design
26921 Brake Third Corridor 1950 Wolverton Bridgnorth Undergoing overhaul. Built by BR to an LMS design
26986 Brake Third Corridor 1950 Wolverton In service Built by BR to an LMS design BTK 26986 Severn Valley Railway.jpg
27218 Third Open 1945 Wolverton In service TO 27218 Severn Valley Railway.jpg
27220 Third Open 1945 Wolverton In service 27220 Severn Valley Railway.jpg
27270 Third Open 1946 Wolverton In service
31420 Gangwayed Brake 1950 Wolverton Kidderminster Carriage Works stores. Built by BR to an LMS design
45048 Inspection Saloon 1940 Wolverton Kidderminster Stored alongside Carriage Shed

LNER Designed Coaches

Number Type Built Build Location Notes
2701 Composite Corridor 1922 Doncaster Operational, in GNR livery
643 Buffet 1934 York Operational
7960 Kitchen Composite 1936 York Operational
24068 Composite Corridor Brake 1937 York Operational
24105 Open Third 1936 BRCW Operational, modified for disabled access
43600 Open Third 1934 York Operational
46312 Open Third 1934 York Operational
52255 Open Third 1935 York Operational
70759 Pigeon Van 1943 York Operational, converted to Brake Third with 4 compartments and renumbered 24506

BR Designed Coaches (Under Construction)

Number Type Built Build Location Livery Notes
1667 RB 1960 Pressed Steel BR(W) Chocolate & Cream
1682 RB 1961 Pressed Steel BR Maroon
1853 RMB 1961 Wolverton BR Carmine & Cream
1855 RMB 1961 Wolverton BR Maroon
1856 RMB 1961 Wolverton BR(W) Chocolate & Cream
3083 Experimental Open 1957 Doncaster BR Maroon One-off prototype. Originally First Class, but currently declassified
3103 FO 1961 Wolverton BR Maroon
3109 FO 1961 Swindon BR(W) Chocolate & Cream
4345 TSO 1957 BRCW BR Carmine & Cream
4509 TSO 1956 York BR Carmine & Cream
4545 TSO 1956 York BR Carmine & Cream
4550 TSO 1956 York BR Maroon
4593 TSO 1956 York BR Maroon
4690 TSO 1957 York BR Maroon Modified for disabled access
9220 BSO 1955 Doncaster BR Carmine & Cream
16202 CK 1961 Derby BR Carmine & Cream
16267 CK 1963 Derby BR Carmine & Cream Last CK built by BR
21254 BCK 1963 Derby BR Maroon
25346 SK 1957 Wolverton BR Maroon
25498 SK 1958 York BR Carmine & Cream
25771 SK 1961 Derby BR Maroon
35219 BSK 1958 Wolverton BR Maroon
80776 BG 1956 BRCW BR Carmine & Cream Converted to passenger usage for disabled passengers

Goods stock[edit]

The railway can also muster convincing demonstration goods trains (generally utilising ex-GWR wagons) as well as works trains from its wagon fleet, the restoration base being at Bewdley goods shed, this being largely carried out by the restoration gang.[13]

Goods wagons on the SVR (Incomplete list)[14]

Original owner Number Type Built Current location Condition Notes
GWR 2504 Milk Tank Wagon 1932
GWR 82554 Banana Van 1908
GWR 105873 'Mogo' Motor Car Van 1925
GWR 65620 'Vanfit' Covered Goods Van 1945
GWR 93016 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van 1914
GWR 93045 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van 1914
GWR 95353 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van 1916
GWR 101961 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van 1923
GWR 112889 Mink 'G' Covered Goods Van 1931
GWR 103592 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van 1923
GWR 104621 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van 1924
GWR 13154 5 plank Open Goods Wagon 1913
GWR 25190 5 plank Open Goods Wagon 1904
GWR 41277 5 plank Open Goods Wagon 1890
GWR 94059 China Clay Open Wagon 1914
GWR 97398 5 plank Open Goods Wagon 1921
GWR 98480 5 plank Open Goods Wagon 1921
GWR 99766 4 plank Open Goods Wagon 1902 Ex B.& M.Rly
GWR 99965 Open 'C' Goods Wagon 1927
GWR 102691 5 plank Open Goods Wagon 1924
GWR 108085 5 plank Open Goods Wagon 1924
GWR 58725 Improvised Gunpowder Van 1896 Bewdley goods yard Restored
GWR 68501 'Toad' 20T Goods Brake Van 1925
GWR 41990 'Loriot Y' Machinery Truck 1939
GWR 42138 'Loriot D' Machinery Truck 1909
GWR 42272 'Loriot L' Machinery Truck 1934
GWR 39860 'Conflat' Container Wagon 1937
GWR 41736 Shunters Truck 1913
GWR 41990 'Loriot Y' Machinery Truck 1939
GWR 42138 'Loriot D' Machinery Truck 1909
GWR 42272 'Loriot L' Machinery Truck 1934
GWR 39860 'Conflat' Container Wagon 1937
GWR 30903 Ballast Wagon 1939
GWR 40841 Ballast Wagon 1893
GWR 60562 Ballast Wagon 1900
GWR 60906 Ballast Wagon 1915
GWR 80684 Ballast Wagon 1936
GWR 14428 Open Wagon (Signal Dept) 1921
GWR 40554 Chaired Sleeper Wagon 1895 Bewdley Goods Yard Restored
GWR 83831 Loco Coal Wagon 1932
GWR 80982 Signal Dept Van 1913 Bewdley Goods Yard Restored
GWR 43989 Cylindrical Tank Wagon 1894
GWR 80990 Cylindrical Tank Wagon 1910
BR 118443 4-wheel Steel Mineral Wagon
BR 200176 Goods Van 1969
BR 201056 Goods Van 1975
BR 257698 4-wheel Steel Mineral Wagon 1955
BR 49405B General Goods Container 1958 Container only
BR 49408B General Goods Container 1958 Container only
BR 55730B General Goods Container 1956 Container only
BR 707261 Crane Runner 1957 Ex Conflat 'A'
BR 785130 Goods Van 1961 Body only
BR 891054 Cattle Wagon 1949 Highley Restored
BR 900760 Well Wagon 1952
BR 901010 Trolley Wagon 1950
BR 906811 General Wagon 1957
BR 906825 General Wagon 1958
BR 906830 General Wagon 1958
BR 953153 Goods Brake Van 1956
BR 955243 Goods Brake Van 1962 Chassis only
BR 972299 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1958
BR 972345 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1958
BR 972349 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1957
BR 972359 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1958
BR 972378 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1957
BR 972407 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1958
BR 972416 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1956
BR 972467 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1955
BR 972469 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1958
BR 972513 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1956
BR 972548 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1957
BR 972655 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1958
BR 972677 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1958
BR 972688 'Rudd' Ballast Wagon 1957
BR 992329 Hopper Wagon 1951
BR 993126 Ballast Hopper 1956
BR 996730 Rail Carrier 1950
BR 997623 Bogie Bolster 1951
BR 998520 Crane Runner 1961
BR 998524 Crane Runner 1961
BR 1087/30 Steam Crane 1960
BR 1091/30 Steam Crane 1960
LB&SCR 4365 Open Goods Wagon
LMS 302080 Open Wagon 1945
LMS Open Wagon Ex-British Sugar. In Lothian Coal Co. livery
LMS 730866 Goods Brake Van 1940
LNER 162 Open Goods Wagon 1938 The Engine House Restored In Highley Mining Company livery
LNER 225641 Open Goods Wagon 1938 Chassis only
SR 1174 Parcels van 1936 Restored
SR 56291 Bogie Brake van 1936
SE&CR 12522 Open Goods Wagon 1920
WD 4607 'Rectank' Tank Carrier Wagon 1918
WD 55572 'Pillbox' Brake Van 1942
WD 314153 Well wagon 1918 Built by Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd
London Transport HW 410 'Herring' Ballast Hopper 1938 Built by Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd
London Transport HW 411 'Herring' Ballast Hopper 1938 Built by Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd
London Transport HW 436 'Herring' Ballast Hopper 1965 Built by BR Shildon[15]
London Transport LUL 531004 Bogie Rail Wagon 19?? Built by Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd
136 Open Wagon 1946 Ex-British Sugar
Regent Oil & Texaco 345 Aviation Fuel Tank Wagon 1960 Built by Chas Roberts
Regent Oil & Texaco 431 Aviation Fuel Tank Wagon 1961 Built by Powell Duffryn
Cadbury's 346 Steel Body Covered Wagon 1961
ICI 19052 Bogie steel Hopper Wagon 1938 Stourport Spur Usable/Unrestored Built by Chas Roberts
ICI 19129 Bogie steel Hopper Wagon 1952 Stourport Spur Usable/Unrestored Built by Chas Roberts

Internal departmental stock[edit]

The railway owns a number of rolling stock items which are usually used in works trains. These cannot be classified as Coaching or Goods stock i.e. rail mounted cranes, tampers etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, D. C.; McQuade, H. J. (1998). Severn Valley Railway Stock Book. Bewdley; Bridgnorth: Severn Valley Railway. 
  2. ^ "Great Western (SVR) Association". 
  3. ^ Haynes, Mike (Autumn 1998). "25 years later: the Great Western (SVR) Association celebrates 25 years". Severn Valley Railway News (128): 48–52. 
  4. ^ Ridgway, C. R. P. (1980). "The Severn Valley Railway - locomotive maintenance at Bridgnorth". Railway World. 41: 77–83. 
  5. ^ Hardingham, Roger (1982). "The Bridgnorth Locomotive Works". Trains Illustrated: Railway Preservation (44): 13–17. 
  6. ^ David C Williams, SVR Souvenir Guide Ninth Edition (2012), p. 19.
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/svrofficial/posts/1868672033210490 Video showing 48773 leaving Highley
  8. ^ http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=132 Last Days of Steam event
  9. ^ Fifty Fund
  10. ^ Fifty Fund
  11. ^ Madgin, Hugh (April 1997). "Why carriages come first at the SVR". Steam Railway (204): 44–5. 
  12. ^ Great Western (SVR) Association (1971). Guide book to Bewdley. Bewdley: GW(SVR)A. 
  13. ^ Peplow, Steve (June 1990). "Fitted to the task!". Steam Railway (122): 65–7. 
  14. ^ Full list of SVR wagons on the GWR 813 Fund web site
  15. ^ Railway Heritage Register Wagon Survey

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