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Handbook To The Severn Valley Railway As It Was In 1863

Author : J. Randall
ISBN : 9788829599196
Genre : Business & Economics
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This little book explores the Severn Valley and the places the railway passes through from Worcester to Shrewsbury as it was in 1863. The Severn, like other English rivers, may be said to have been a railway pioneer in having one built along its banks: first, in having done much to correct the inequalities of the surface; secondly, in having indicated the direction in which the traffic flowed; so that early in the history of railway enterprise eminent engineers, like the late Robert Stephenson, saw the desirability of following its course, and thus meeting the wants of towns that had grown into importance upon its banks. In 1846 the route was finally surveyed by Robert Nicholson, with a view to a through traffic in connection with other railways. The scheme met with opposition from advocates of rival lines. Ultimately, however, the Bill passed the committees of the two Houses, and the promoters were successful, whilst the expenses of counsel and witnesses were enormous. The original estimate for the line was £600,000: £110,000 for land, and £490,000 for works. £8,500 was down for a girder bridge at Arley,£8,000 for one near Quatford, £9,000 for one above Bridgnorth, and £10,000 for one at Shrewsbury. The two bridges near Bridgnorth and the one near Shrewsbury were abandoned, and a considerable saving was effected by shortening the line at Hartlebury, by a junction, with the Oxford, Wolverhampton, and Worcester higher up than was originally intended. The estimated cost of the works, in consequence of these reductions, and of the determination of the company to make it a single line, was thus reduced to nearly one-half the original sum. Although the Severn Valley Railway joins the Main Trunk line at Hartlebury, Worcester is regarded as its proper terminus; and at that point we commence our description, 10% of the publisher’s profit from the sale of this book will be donated to UNICEF. ======= KEYWORDS/TAGS: Handbook, severn valley railway, Abberley, Abbey, Alveley, ancient, Apley, arches, architecture, Arley, Astley, Baxter, Bayliffs, Beauchamp, Bell-flower, Benthall, Berkeley, Berrington, Bewdley, botany, bridge, Bridge, Bridgnorth, Bristol, British Railway, Brycge, building, built, Burlish, canal, Caradoc, carboniferous, carp, Castle, castle rocks, Cathedral, Caughley, century, chapter-house, Charles, church, churchyard, city, Coalbrookdale, Coalport, Conqueror, Constantine, construct, cottages, Cound, countryside, Court, Coventry, Cressage, Danes, daughter, dilapidated, distance, Droitwich, Duke, Eardington, Earl, eastern, Edward, Elizabethan, embankment, England, erect, Esquire, Ethelfleda, Ethelwald, existence, famous, first, Fitz-Alan, Ford, Foregate, Forest, founded, George Stevenson, Gloucester, Hall, Hampton, handsome, Hartlebury, Haughmond, Henry, Hereford, Hermitage, Highley, Hills, His Eminence, Ironbridge, John, King, kingdom, knight, Leland, lines, London, Lord, machinery, Madeley, manufacture, Market, Milburgh, miles, monastery, monks, moonlight, nature, Norman, Oxford, Padmore, parish, Parliamentary, Pembroke, picturesque, Plinlimmon, Prince, Quatford, Queen, railway, relics, remains, rich, Richard, Roman, royal, ruins, Salwarp, Sandstone, Saxon, sedilia, Severn river, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, solid, station, Stour, Stourport, structure, summit, sylvan, tankard, timbers, tower, town, Townhall, trout, upper towne, Uriconium, valley, villages, Wales, Wenlock, William, winds, Wolfe, woods, Worcester, Wrekin, Wribbenhall, Wroxeter
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The Severn Valley Railway

Author : Roger Siviter
ISBN : 0750929766
Genre : Railroads
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This work discusses the history of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR). In just over three decades, the SVR has graduated from relative obscurity to great prominence in British railway preservation. The SVR is a standard-gauge line running steam-hauled trains between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, a distance of 16 miles. SVR preservation dates from 1965, when a group of railway enthusiasts formed the Severn Valley Railway Preservation Society with the aim of reopening part of the closed line which originally ran from Worcester to Shrewsbury. By May 1970 the section from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade had been opened for public passenger services. Over the next four years more money was raised and eventually the Bewdley to Bridgnorth line was fully restored; the link to Kidderminster followed in 1984. The text examines the line in its days as part of the national railway network, and tells the restoration story through photographs and detailed captions. Special events, buildings and infrastructure, locomotives and rolling stock are all featured.
Category: Railroads

The Severn Valley Railway

Author : Michael A Vanns
ISBN : 9781473892064
Genre : Transportation
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The Severn Valley Railway has long been considered by many to be Britain’s premier heritage railway. That reputation was earned early thanks to the quality of locomotive and carriage restoration, the careful refurbishment of stations and the standard of service offered to visitors. As with all heritage railways it has had to adapt to changing expectations over the years whilst attempting to keep the original aims of railway preservation at the heart of everything it does. This guide traces the history of the original Severn Valley Railway from the early plans of the 1840s, through its days when operated by first the Great Western Railway and then British Railways. The last chapter looks at the challenges and the achievements of the preservation era and the whole narrative should be of interest to anyone keen to know more of the story of a national treasure.
Category: Transportation

The Severn Valley Railway

Author : John Stretton
ISBN : 1858952646
Genre : Railroads
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Covers an in-depth survey of the line as it was in GWR and BR days, and the changes wrought since then. This book shows how the Severn Valley Railway has changed since the potentially disastrous 2007 flooding and the construction of The Engine House.
Category: Railroads

Moods Of The Severn Valley Railway

Author : Mike Heath
ISBN : 1841144444
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Mike Heath offers a book of photographs, showing how the restored Severn Valley Railway has shaped up since passenger services resumed on it from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster in July 1984.

Severn Valley Railway Recollections

Author : Phil Sowden
ISBN : 1857943929
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This is the second volume in the Recollections series to focus on The SVR. The first volume barely touched on one of the biggest events to involve the railway-the storm damage that occurred during 2007 and the work involved in rebuilding the The Severn Valley Railway. This was such a major occurrence that you could fill a book on it...

The Last Years Of Steam In Shropshire And The Severn Valley

Author : Michael Clemens
ISBN : 178155613X
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Covering most of the most of the railways of Shropshire and following the River Severn down to the Bewdley area, this evocative book largely uses the photographs taken by the author and his father on their travels from the late 50s until the end of Steam in the late 1960s. These photographs have largely never been seen before, and are supplemented by others provided by friends of his father. The book includes: Oswestry, Ellesmere, Ifton Colliery, Granville Colliery, Welshpool, Llanfyllin, Whitchurch, Nantmawr Quarry, Market Drayton, Clee Hill Quarry Incline, Shrewsbury, The Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway, Minsterley, The Snailbeach District Railways, Wellington, Longville, Much Wenlock, Coalport, Bridgnorth, Bewdley, Kidderminster, Tenbury Wells branch, The Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Railway. Most Importantly, it covers the Severn Valley Railway in its pre-preservation days, making this book unique.