Experience the wonderful steam railway of the Severn Valley with TV's Paul Atterbury
Special Event highlights:
- Travel by vintage steam-hauled train from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth - your ticket allows you unlimited journeys throughout the day
- Sherbourne Wharf canal cruise through Birmingham
- Visit and guided tour to Soho House, home of industrialist Matthew Boulton
- An illustrated talk by Paul Atterbury
Attend the railway’s annual Step Back to the 1940s weekend, where your full day ticket will allow you to hop on and off the train as you wish, plus entrance to the Engine Room Museum.
The Severn Valley Railway is one of the most popular heritage railways in the country and for four decades has graduated from relative obscurity to a prominent position in British railway preservation. The railway was used as a transport route for 101 years, from 1862 until 1963, and nowadays the initials SVR are not solely part of the specialist jargon of keen railway enthusiasts but enjoyed by thousands of people who want to enjoy the thrill of steam through some of England's outstanding countryside. The 16-mile route follows the course of the River Severn for much of the time between Kidderminster, Bewdley, Arley, Highley, Hampton Loade and Bridgnorth in Shropshire and Worcestershire.
Your host is Mary Moore, an experienced guide from the area who will also be joined on the first night by Paul Atterbury. Paul is well known for his regular appearances on the 'Antiques Road Show' as well as being a passionate railway enthusiast and has written extensively on the history of Britain's trains and rail journeys.
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