The Engine House

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Outside of The Engine House, 6 March 2009

The Engine House is an education centre at Highley station on the Severn Valley Railway. Opened in March 2008, it houses some of the railway's out of service locomotives, wagons and coaches. In addition to the equipment listed below, exhibits include railway artifacts and a film about the Severn Valley Railway. Amenities include a restaurant, gift shop and picnic area.[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Locomotives currently on display[edit]

Number /
Name 
Class Built Information Picture
No. 7325 GWR 4300 Class 2-6-0 1932 Returned from Swindon Steam Railway Museum in 2007. Part of the Ex Severn Valley Railway Home Fleet. Hugh llewelyn 7325 (6240789503).jpg
No. 600
Gordon
WD Austerity 2-10-0 1943 Officially handed over in the Engine House to the SVR by the Army in July 2008. Part of the Ex Severn Valley Railway Home Fleet. 600 Gordon Severn Valley Railway.jpg
No. 46443 LMS Ivatt Class 2 2-6-0 1950 Part of the Ex Severn Valley Railway Home Fleet. Withdrawn from traffic Oct 2011 due to severe corrosion of the steam pipe seating face on the superheater header which was causing leakage. Part of the Ex Severn Valley Railway Home Fleet. Ivatt 46443 Kidderminster Town SVR (2).jpg
No. 80079 BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T 1954 Returned from Shildon Locomotion Museum in 2007. Part of the Ex Severn Valley Railway Home Fleet. 80079 Severn Valley Railway.jpg
No. 47383 LMS Fowler Class 3F 0-6-0T 1926 Part of the Ex Severn Valley Railway Home Fleet. 47383 at Highley.jpg
No. 48773 LMS Stanier Class 8F 2-8-0 1940 Arrived at the museum during Summer 2008. Part of the Ex Severn Valley Railway Home Fleet. LMS Stanier 8F 8233 at The Engine House, Severn Valley Railway.JPG
No. 45110 LMS Stanier Class 5MT 4-6-0 1935 Returned from Barrow Hill Engine Shed in October 2013 to replace Hagley Hall. Part of the Ex Severn Valley Railway Home Fleet. Hauled the Fifteen Guinea Special from Liverpool to Manchester and back on 11 August 1968. Roundhouse, Barrow Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1610508.jpg
No. 686 The Lady Armaghdale Manchester Ship Canal Hunslet 0-6-0T 1898 Arrived following cosmetic restoration in October 2010. Hunslet 686 (6239750157).jpg

Locomotives formerly on display[edit]

Number /
Name 
Class Built Information Picture
No. 1501 GWR 1500 Class 0-6-0PT 1949 Removed in October 2009 for overhaul and is now in operation as of August 2012 Rth Rly GWR 1501 Bewdley 22.09.12R edited-2.jpg
No. 1000 MR 1000 Compound 4-4-0 1902 On loan from the National Railway Museum. Left in May 2011 for the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway. Currently on display at Barrow Hill Engine Shed. Compound 1000 at York.jpg
No. 5764 GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT 1929 In store awaiting overhaul at Kidderminster 5764 Kidderminster (1).jpg
No. 7714 GWR 5700 Class 0-6-0PT 1930 Arrived upon withdrawal from service in October 2009; left in March 2011 for overhaul at Bridgnorth and now operational as of December 2016. GWR 5700 Class.jpg
No. 4930
Hagley Hall
GWR 4900 Class 4-6-0 1929 Returned from Swindon Designer Outlet in 2007. Removed in September 2013 for overhaul, return to traffic expected for 2019. Hagley Hall Severn Valley Railway.jpg
No. 2 Prince George England and Co. 0-4-0ST+T 1863 On loan from the Ffestiniog Railway. Arrived following withdrawal from service in 2010; left in summer 2012 for overhaul and returned to service in May 2013. FR Prince Tan-y-Bwlch.JPG
No. 3 Sir Haydn Falcon Works 0-4-2ST 1878 On loan from the Talyllyn Railway. Arrived in October 2013 and left in February 2015 for overhaul to begin. Talyllyn 3 at Abergynolwyn.jpg

Coaching stock[edit]

Coaches currently on display[edit]

Number Description Information Picture
798 LMS King's Saloon Previously on display at the Glasgow Transport Museum LMS 798 Royal Coach.JPG
80300 BR Post Office Sorting coach Interior open to public

Goods stock[edit]

Wagons currently on display[edit]

Number Description Picture
223162 exLNER 5 plank open goods wagon built 1938, in Highley Mining Company livery. Highley Mining Company 5 plank wagon.JPG

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Coordinates: 52°26′41.4″N 2°22′14″W / 52.444833°N 2.37056°W / 52.444833; -2.37056