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Shunting at the Engine House Following the Engine House shunt, we will leave the page in place for a while so you can enjoy the pictures and videos taken on the day and put up in real time. See this page. If you enjoyed our live coverage, please let us know via the feedback form.

GWR Toad 17410 An update on the repaint of this Charitable Trust vehicle 02/07/18 | Charitable Trust

GWR Collett 5043 Another update on the restoration and conversion of this coach by The LNER Coach Fund 02/07/18 | News

45231 The Sherwood Forester This loco will visit for the summer, and will appear at the Autumn Gala.

What's On awards We've been crowned 'Best visitor attraction in Worcestershire'! Thank you to everyone who voted for us 19/03/18 | News

Spring Steam Gala 2018 Read the SVR's PR 19/03/18 | News

Spring diesel festival 2018 More visitors announced 19/03/18 | News

4930 Hagley Hall News and updates on the locomotive's overhaul 17/03/18 | News

LNER coaches The LNER Group's latest newsletter is available 17/03/18 | Charitable Trust

4150 Fund News of the restoration of this locomotive at Bewdley 17/03/18 | News

Catch Me Who Can An update from the Trevithick 200 Charity is online 17/03/18 | News

Autumn Steam Gala 2018 Q6 No. 63395 is our second star attraction 16/03/18 | News

Erlestoke Manor Fund News of the Fund's locomotives 15/03/18 | News

Diesel hydraulics updates News of the SVR-based fleet of diesel hydraulics 14/03/18 | News

Marketing update Read the SVR's PR on Easter services 13/03/18 | News

Step Back to the 1940s Weekends Read the SVR's PR 12/03/18 | News

Kidderminster & Bewdley Carriage & Wagon News on carriage repair and restoration work 06/03/18 | News

Class 50s Updates on the Fifty Fund's fleet of locomotives 02/03/18 | News

82045 new build News from the Trust on their new-build locomotive 28/02/18 | News

6045 Corridor composite An update from the GW(SVR)A 27/02/18 | News

13268 Overhaul An overhaul update from the SMF is online 25/02/18 | News

SVR Locomotives on tour Keep up to date with which locos are visiting other railways  24/02/18 | News

Passenger numbers An announcement on 2017 passenger numbers 16/02/18 | Holdings Board

'Seacow' wagons These wagons have enjoyed their first winter's work on the SVR 16/02/18 | News

4085 'Dunrobin' An update from Beamish on this contract overhaul locomotive, and new wheels required 12/02/18 | News

2047 Warwickshire overhaul An overhaul update from the Trust includes the new cylinders 11/02/18 | News

Diesel shunters News of the SVR's extensive shunter fleet 11/02/18 | News

Volunteers required Can you help? 10/01/18 | News

34053 Sir Keith Park Goodbye to SKP 10/01/18 | News

GWR 1450 A new paint job 01/01/18 | News

SVR on film and TV The Signalman (1976) on iPlayer 26/12/17 | News

Conflat Wagon 39860 A repair update from the wagon team 08/12/17 | News

80072 - a Winter's Tale News of a winter hire-in 25/11/17 | News

Ex-PTR/GWR No. 813 813 is 50 years preserved today 25/11/17 | News

Exhibitions Warley/NEC, November 25th and 26th 27/11/17 News

GWR 'Toad' 68501 An update on the repaint of this 813 Fund vehicle 18/11/17 | News

813 Brake van rides The long-planned brake van rides have been booked for November 25th 2017 18/11/17 | News

4399 Tourist Standard Open This partly restored Charitable Trust vehicle is going for a spin 16/11/17 | Charitable Trust 

Retail and bar news November 19th sees the DVD launch at the SVR of 'God's Wonderful Railway' with the writer, Avril Rowlands 16/11/17 | News

Photocharters A blog from 30742 Charters on their Erlestoke Manor charter 04/11/17 | News

Diesel Shed news An update on track works and jacks 04/11/17 | Charitable Trust

Visiting plant A rail grinder is visiting to, er, grind rails 24/10/07 Infrastructure

Management at ESMP An alteration to the management structure at Engineering Services 20/10/07 Engineering Services

Class 20 Locomotives Parts donor 20177 has departed for scrap 19/10/17 News

Awards We were crowned ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ at the VisitWorcestershire Awards for Excellence 2017 11/10/17 News 

GWR 143 Tool & Packing Van A repair update from the wagon team 01/10/17 News

SE&CR Open Goods Wagon 12522 A repair update from the wagon team 01/10/07 News

60163 'Tornado' The A1SLT suggested she may revisit, and she will in 2018 01/10/07 | News

BR Riddles 4MT 75069 News and updates on this locomotive 01/10/17 News

Autumn Steam Gala 2017 Read the Company's PR on the outcome of this event 26/09/17 News

WD Brake Van 55577 A repair update from the wagon team 14/09/17 News

Northern Belle P-Way work at Kidderminster means Highley is stabling a Class 57 11/09/17 News

Railart 2017 The Guild of Railway Artists' annual exhibition at Kidderminster until October 1st 26/08/17 News

D5410 Class 27 A few internal shots of 27059 at Cranmore. Plenty more work to get it operational though 05/08/17 News

New funding for the Academy News of the Heritage Skills Training Academy and a boost from the Hendy and Pendle Charitable Trust 03/08/17 Charitable Trust

Encouraging SVR visitors to ‘give a little extra’ News from the Charitable Trust's latest e-newsletter on giving 03/08/17 Charitable Trust

New ramps from DfT award New wheelchair-accessible lightweight ramps 31/07/17  Charitable Trust

GBRf private charter Something you don't see every day! 26/07/17  News

Peep Behind the Scenes An update on the Peep day from the Charitable Trust 19/07/17  Charitable Trust

Valley Rambler News of a proposed railtour onto the SVR 17/07/17  News

Wagon Review Group An update on plans for a wagon shed 07/07/17 News

4566 4566 is on the move 01/07/17  News

Spring Diesel Festival 2017 A thank you and feedback on the results 26/05/17  News

Open House weekend 2017 An announcement on visitor numbers 12/04/17  News

Look back to the first loco. 50 years ago See the BBC Midlands Today footage and read the SVR's Press Release 21/03/17 News

Southern Sunset Weekend and Spring steam gala 21/03/17  News

Winter works 2017 The road railer in use replacing a pipe at Waterworks Crossing 10/03/17  Infrastructure

Get wed at Arley Love and marriage go together like a locomotive and carriage. Arley is licensed for weddings 14/02/17  News 

New exhibitions February 18th will see the launch of three all-new exhibitions in The Engine House (SVR website link) 13/01/17  News 

Trains and trams We welcome back the Manchester Model Tramway group February 18-26th 13/01/17  News 

2016 in review An end of year update and thank you 23/12/16 | Holdings Board

Charity Christmas Cracker We welcomed over 50 families from across the region to our Charity Christmas Cracker steam train on December 15th 17/12/16 | News

Frank Cronin's 50th Frank celebrated 50 years on the SVR with his son Kev sharing the footplate. See a video of the event 26/11/16 | News

Pacific Power Results from this exceptional event. An update added from the Charitable Trust 21/11/16 | News

SVR Email Newsletters  See the latest SVR Email Newsletter and subscribe 21/10/16 | News

High Sheriff visit The High Sheriff of Shropshire visited this week 21/10/16 | News

Public Timetable 2017 | The preview edition is available | 26/09/16 | News

Coffee Pot No. 1The boiler of this unusual former visitor has been sent to Bridgnorth 25/09/16 

New Partnership to boost apprenticeships | SVR and Auctus have entered a partnership aimed at boosting the number of apprentices  22/09/16 | Infrastructure

Season Finale Gala - visiting locomotives LMS 'Crab' No. 13065 and GWR No. 4270 are visitors for the Gala 13/09/16 

April / May 2016 April & May news summary 30/05/16 | Holdings Board

Charitable Trust wins £75k. Grant awarded for improved disabled access by Department for Transport. 25/05/16 | Charitable Trust

Bewdley Canopy Progress. New valancing and rainwater goods are being added now. 13/02/16 | Infrastructure

2015 - 2016The end of 2015 and a look forward to this year. 21/01/16 | Holdings Board

Flying Scotsman to Visit. This iconic locomotive will visit us in 2016 for the Autumn Steam Gala 29/12/15 | Visiting Locos

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