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Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 1QX
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For over 40 years, Severn Valley Railway steam hauled trains have operated along the line between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately 16 miles. For most of this journey the railway hugs the side of the Severn Valley and the river itself, crossing the River Severn on only one occasion at Victoria Bridge, just south of Arley station.
The journey along the railway is now complemented by The Engine House, the Visitor Centre at Highley, which is approximately half way along the line. A break in the journey here is a must in order to visit the exhibition steam locomotives from the reserve collection and to view the exhibition that charts the history and work of the SVR over the years.
In addition to the service of mostly steam hauled passenger trains, themed events and attractions make a day out with the SVR suitable for most age groups and interests. For the family, 'Postman Pat', 'Seaside Special' and a new event called 'Take the Ghost Train' are family favourites as are the sell out series of 'Santa Specials' in December.
For the more mature visitor the ever popular '1940s Weekends' draw large numbers and this event is now joined by the spectacular 'Sounds of the 1960s' with a 'mixed traction' train service and a mixture of great music and themed activities and attractions.