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Severn Valley Railway

Supporting the SVR since 1967

Branch Meeting Programme


The Clarendon Hotel, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton
7.45 pm to 10.15 pm

13th September 1999
From Bushbury to Bewdley - Mike Paine
A branch regular, Mike has been photographing steam for five decades. The show combines archive scenes of local and national interest with recent studies of the preservation era.

11th October 1999
Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway - Ken Allen
Ken is Chairman of the Festiniog Railway Society, supporting one of Britain's most progressive tourist railways, with new locomotives and the WHR revival.

8th November 1999
More Tales from Tyseley - Bernard Rainbow & Dick Potts
The ex-Tyseley duo return to share more footplate experiences of the BR(WR) steam shed, featuring reminiscences about the GWR Grange class 4-6-0s.

13th December 1999
Rails Around Wolverhampton - Simon Dewey
Simon is one of our leading local railway historians with several books to his name. Tonight we shall explore the local railway system as it was forty years ago.

10th January 2000
Steam Safaris - Les Tindall
Les has many years experience of organising railway holidays around the globe for Travel Railtours of Wombourne.

14th February 2000
All Aboard the Master Cutler - Chris Youett
Take a trip through the archive slides over Great Central metals from Marylebone to Sheffield then via Woodhead to the Cheshire Lines and into Wales.

13th March 2000
SLS Society Specials - Richard Icke
A nostalgic look at the Stephenson Locomotive Society Specials of the early 1960's, exploring many long forgotten lines often behind unusual motive power.

10th April 2000
A Railway Cinema - Dave Baker
A warm welcome to Dave of SVR
South Eastern Branch, who brings a selection from his large range of 8 and 16 mm railway films and promices something to interest everyone.

8th May 2000
The West Somerset Railway - David Williams
The twenty mile long WSR has made great strides in recent years and now ranks amongst the finest of preserved lines. David is editor of the WSR Journal.

12th June 2000
Annual General Meeting followed by
The Railway Art of John Austin
A leading member of the Guild of Railway Artists, John's magnificent work features on SVR timetables and posters.