Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Today was a day of much excitement as we were going for a steam train trip on The Severn Valley Railway.

Its about a mile walk to the station, we even managed to get a prom walk in along the River Severn.

Bewdley is certainly a lovely little town. 

We had a bit of a wait for out train, so Elaine played with the period luggage. 

Whilst I checked out the pissoir. 

Very luxurious. 

And here comes our train. 

Firstly we headed for Kidderminster, where they had veggies growing on the platform plus an air raid shelter! 

It is a superb old station. 

The booking office. 

Love the station master checking out his laptop! 

We took the next train to Bridgenorth, which is at the end of the line.  The train passes Bewdley safari park, where we spotted a rhino.... 

And some elephants. 

We had some locally brewed rail ale on the train, all bought to us by a lovely waitress!

The line passes some lovely scenery. 

Bridgenorth is another delightful town on the River Severn. 

We had a good wander around for a couple of hours. 

Another first for the dogs, we took them up the cliff railway. 

I can't believe we found such a lovely place just by chance. 

Back at the station I checked out one of the big diesel engines. This one was built in Crewe in 1963 and taken out of service in 1976. 

Bridgenorth station. 

Waiting for our train. 

And here she is 34053 Sir Keith Park, built in 1947, withdrawn from service in 1965 saved from the cutters torch in 1984 with the restoration finished in 2012! 

We had a lovely leisurely trip back to Bewdley. 

We passed no 43106 steaming away, it is the only survivor in its class. 

We finaly got back to the van at about 19.00, it had been a most wonderful day, even Elaine loved it, I'm not joking!

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