Looking the part
How exciting it is, to have a nice Sunday spring evening just after the roof slates are complete, awaiting the last arrival, and so the station is clear for a view from platform 2. Across the tracks it is clear to admire what is becoming a very handsome building which will greet passengers on our incoming trains. The artist’s… Continue reading
Welsh Slate from historic Penrhyn
Welsh Penrhyn slate is steadily adorning the roof and looking wonderful. It’s described as blue with a purple hint and fine grained riven in texture, with the heather blue being enhanced by subtle variations in colour and natural markings that emphasise its true natural beauty. Penrhyn Quarry near Bethesda has a fascinating history to match that of our… Continue reading
Originally opened in 1862 Bridgnorth was the principal intermediate station and crossing point between Hartlebury and Shrewsbury. After its last BR passenger service in September 1963 it was saved by preservationists and reopened to Hampton Loade in 1970. We have the only listed building on the Severn Valley Railway, grade II first listed in 1974, and many other unique features which we’ll tell you about here.