Welcome to SVRLive!

This site provides information of interest to members, shareholders and enthusiasts. You can let us have your comments and suggestions by completing the feedback form.


  • Our last public trains were on 15th March and we have suspended all services. 

  • The Engine House, all stations, booking offices, refreshment rooms, pubs and gift shops are closed.

  • In addition, certain special events have been cancelled,.  

For more details see here

We continue to follow Government and Public Health England advice and strongly advise not visiting during this time. Please keep checking our website and social media for further updates.

All here at the SVR hope you and your families stay well and we look forward to seeing you all again when it is safe to do so.

Winter works at Falling Sands Viaduct

The first stage of work is nearly complete. Falling Sands Viaduct website has details of this work. Updates are also provided in our monthly newsletters.

The Fight Back Fund Shop

We've set up an online shop at www.svrshop.co.uk. There's a hand-picked selection of clothing, homeware and toys, as well as a huge range of Bachmann models.


Donate now!

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Severn Valley Railway very hard. We have minimised costs, with most paid staff on furlough and we are applying for a business interruption loan under the Government’s CBILS scheme. However, with no passenger income for an uncertain length of time, the SVR is struggling.


Our Emergency Appeal, now called the Fight Back Fund has received impressive support.  Both donations and share purchases have taken the amount raised to over £680,000 (correct as of 13th May 2020.)


Our deepest thanks to everyone who has donated or purchased shares.


The fight goes on, and the Fight Back Fund is still open.  Please support us during our time of need, if you are able to.  Every pound will count towards saving the SVR. Details at svr.co.uk

See below the BBC Midlands Today's report from 29th March.

SVR Member Registration

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SVR Shareholder Registration

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SVR-Online Forum
A link to a discussion forum run on a voluntary basis for members, volunteers and SVR enthusiasts.

SVR Wiki
A link to an unofficial project aimed to collect information and record events relating to the SVR, both past and present.

Photo acknowledgements

We thank those who have given permission to use their images.

Michael Anderson, Jeff Atkins, Duncan Ballard, Robert Batty, Simon Beeston, Chris Bond, Stephen Bottrill, Dave Bowles, Keith Brown, Alan Campbell, Tony Carwithen, Philip Chatfield, Tom Clarke, Brent Cleeton, David Coombs, Mike Cranmore, Mike Davies, Alan Lester Dennis, Bob Dunn, Stephen Duce, Jonathan Dunster, Tim Easter, Kenny Felstead, Matt Fielding, Mark French, James French, Bob Green, Rob Green, Bill Griffiths, Richard Gunning, Clive Hanley, Mick Haynes, Richard Herington, Laura Hines, Ian Hollis, Anthony Howard, Michael Howard, Martyn James, Lyn Jones, Brad Joyce, Jack Knight, Duncan Langtree, Sam Lench, Andy Lock, Rod Mackay, Kevin Moseley, Ian Murray, Jim Norman, Ronan O'Brien, John Oates, Ian Palfrey, Paul Pearson, Dai Phillips, Graham Phillips, William Pizer, Kain Prestwood, Gareth Price, Gareth James Price, Steve Pritchard, Dave Redbourne, Leo Roberts, Paul Roe, Zezel Ryck, Darren Shelmerdine, Anthony Slade, Nick J Smith, Paul Spedding, Rob Steward, Bob Sweet, Martyn Tattam, Simon Taylor, Nigel Terry, Sue Thomas, Michelle Thompson, Trevor Tompkins, Jack Walker, James Westwood, Rob Westwood, Keith Wilkinson, Adrian Williams.

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