Steam up at Bridgnorth

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Kent Martens on February 7, 2008

Trains were invented in England and the folks there take pride in restoring and running old steam like this. They offer rides from Bridgnorth to Bewdley on these trains, or at least they did in 1991.

I'd love to have someone with more detail add it here.

Matthew Walters on February 19, 2008

Hi Kent. I actually worked on the Severn Valley Railway as a volunteer for a while in my teens. You may have gone through Arley Station, where I was based.

The line was badly affected by the floods i nthe UK last year, with many embankments washed away.

Kent Martens on February 19, 2008

Hi Matthew, I'm sorry to hear about the flooding. The trains were a big hit with my family and I was very impressed with the work everyone had done on them. I hope it can all be restored although that sort of work is very expensive. Cheers.

VENOM GOAST on December 26, 2008

i traveled this line to Bridgenorth in January 1956 to do my square bashing at RAF BRIDGENORTH.Then again from Bridgenorth in febuary as i made my way to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.a lot wormer camp.Now i am 74 years old and visit the town every year. i will send you a photo of the station from high town. i have ONE share in seven valley railway paid five bob for it.

VENOM GOAST on December 26, 2008

Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth are in shropshire (SALOP) NOT IN EGINGTON DERBYSHIRE. ONE IS ON THE RIVER TRENT THE OTHER IS ON THE RIVER SEVEN.

Clive Egginton on December 27, 2008

Venom, what are you talking about. No-one has mentioned Wolverhampton except you and in any case it's in West Midlands not Salop. The village in Derbyshire is called Egginton not Egington and again why are you referring to that place? Thirdly, the E in Bridgnorth was dropped a long time ago. Kent, nice picture, I can smell the steam, smoke and oil when I look at it.

Kent Martens on December 27, 2008

Now boys, play nice, please!

And, by the way, I'm happy you like my picture of the train.

silverfox4 on April 28, 2009

I love this place, i could take up permanent residence in the railway pub. Great pic regards.

Kent Martens on May 1, 2009

Thanks, Silverfox. Our kids were pretty small when we visited the railway; ergo, no pub visit. Now, that would be on my list. Thanks again.

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