1st February 1862, 1966, 1968

On 1 February 1862 public services began on the newly opened Severn Valley Railway.

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On 1 February 1966 the Severn Valley Railway Society met BR officials who agreed to the £25,000 offer for purchase of the line and buildings, subject both to contract and a Light Railway Order being granted by the Ministry of Transport.

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On 1 February 1968 BR’s application for a Light Railway Order covering the line between Bridgnorth and Alveley Sidings was published. Once granted this would downgrade the Branch to a Light Railway which could then be transferred to the SVR.

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