Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Severn Valley Railway, SVR

Last Sunday I visited Severn Valley Railway (SVR), it was a lovely day even with the typical British weather. The Severn Valley Railway is a 16 mile heritage line that runs from Bridgenorth in Shropshire to Kiddiminster in Worchester along the river Severn. The trains don't just run sraight from Bridgenorth to Kidderminster they stop at some stations along the way allowing you to go out and explore the local area, this makes for a full day out.

Highley Railway Station
Highley Railway Station was my first stop. It was a small yet beautiful station on the outskirts of Highley. After admiring the station I walked into Highley Village (instead of visiting the packed paid railway museum opposite the station). And i'm glad I did, it was a lovely signposted walk into the village centre through the green woodland.

Miners Wheel
A photo of the Miners Wheel in Highley village park.

Miners Clock
A photo of a Miners Memorial inside village centre. It also doubles up as village clock! (nifty)

My second stop was at Bewdly Station. It was my favourite station because it felt so authentic and real as though it had been suspended in time.
Severn Valley Railway Station
A photo looking down on Bewdly station from the bridge crossing.

After leaving Bewdley Railway Station I explored Bewdley. Bewdley is a pleasent historacal town with plenty of shops and places to visit.
A photo of the River Severn running under Bewdley Bridge, with the town in the background.

The final stop was the end of the line. It was Kidderminster railway station. Kidderminster station was the largest of all the stations it had a waiting room, a tea room, a pub, a book store, a free admission museum and a ministure railway running around the parementer.

Kidderminster Train Station
A photo of the train we travelled on throughout the day with Kidderminster Station in the background.

Mini Train Kidderminster Station
A photo of the mini train at Kidderminster Station that runs around the paremeters.

Kidderminster Station Waiting Room
A photo of Kidderminster Railway Station waiting room.

At the station I visited the free railway museum. The musuem was small yet it was packed with railway paraphernalia. The museum was suprisingly hands on considering some items were hundreds of years old.

To conclude I had I wonderful day out and I believe that the Severn Valley Railway is a great day out for people of all ages interested or not in railways.

If you would like to see the Severn Valley Railway in action why not visit Youtube or you could purchase the DVD British Steam - The Severn Valley Railway for £10 at Amazon.

After visiting Severn Valley Railway, the following day I visited Gloucester Cathedral. It too was a great place to visit and I highly recommend it.


Stephen Chapman... 2 September 2009 at 09:37  

You have great photo's on your blog.

You may be interested in a monthly fun posting that I started in July called "5 on the fifth". You take 5 random photographs on the fifth of the month and post them somewhere on the net. You then let me know link to the site containing your photos and I update my blog entry so the world has your link.


Here's a link to the last "5 on the fifth" posts:

Hope that you can take part


sbunting108 5 September 2009 at 18:14  

Thanks Stephen I may participate in it in the near future.

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