50th Anniversary Special
Sunday 12th May 2019
Bookings are invited for the Special Train on Sunday 12th May from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth
and back. This celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Association on the Severn Valley Railway.
We are the proud owners or custodians of a locomotive, seventeen passenger coaches, three‘brown’ vehicles and one freight wagon all based on the Severn Valley Railway with all but two
vehicles having been restored.
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Collett Mogul 9303
Returning this unique locomotive to steam
For the Association’s 50th year, we are launching a fund to return our Mogul to the Collett GWR condition of 9303, having previously run in its 1958 incarnation of 7325 when the weight at the back of the buffer beam was removed to allow operation over a wider network. The extra weight will not be a problem when running on Severn Valley Railway metals or on other heritage railways.
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Our next project
There is more good news in that the LNER Group who completed Brake Third 25406 in 2016 and moved on to the overhaul of GW 'Toad' Brake Van 17410 have agreed to progress the conversion of Bow Ended Third 5043 into a GW Buffet/Invalid saloon. In 1925 the Great Western built 4 Composite Restaurant Cars to diagram H33 for Cross Country Services. These used bow-ended standard underframe and body as the basis.
To make this happen the GW(SVR)A have transferred 5043 to the Holdings Company and taken on Great Western Bow-Ended Third 4786 another bow ended vehicle in return. The GW(SVR)A has begun the overhaul to go towards a complete 20’s GW set. 4786 being from 1926 will be returned to the fully lined GW livery as found on the 'Toplights'.
Great Western Corridor Third 2426 ex GW Camp Coach previously serving Hampton Loade is now in Bewdley yard acting as a workshop for the repairs to 5043 and 4786 where framework repairs have begun. This second toplight full third will eventually be restored in the fully lined out livery with the ornate garter crest.
HRA Carriage and Wagon competition winner!
We are very proud that the restoration of GW Nondescript Saloon 9103 has been awarded the top prize of ‘Overall Winner’ in the Heritage Railway Association’s Carriage and Wagon Competition for 2015.
This is great credit to all our volunteers, all our supporters, and the Bewdley and Kidderminster Carriage Departments, for their dedicated and skilful work restoring 9103 to its original GWR condition.
The award presentation took place on 11th November 2015 at the HRA's AGM, with (left to right) Chris Haynes GW(SVR)A Trustee, Brian Simpson HRA Chairman and
Nick Ralls SVR General Manager. Photo: John Crane.
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Current GW(SVR)A Restoration Projects
Garter Crest Transfers
We have now taken delivery of some 1912 Great Western Garter crest Transfers plus arms and wing.
They are for sale at £100 each and have been professionally made to the highest standards a culmination of work by Bob Timmins, Mick Haynes and Butchers Printed Products.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with how many you require. On receipt of the correct cheque then they will be available for collection from Bewdley. Enquiries tel 07733 310 060.
Cheques made out to Great Western (SVR) Association and sent to Dave Massey, 72 Shakespeare Drive, Offmore Farm, Kidderminster DY10 3QY
Note that gold leaf is applied separately as is the small amount of chocolate brown before applying the transfer.
Previous GW(SVR)A Restoration Projects
Out and about 2009
Out and about 2008
Severn Valley Railway C&W Projects
Out and about 2007
Out and About - 2006
Out and About - 2005
Out and About - 2004
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