Open House Weekend @ Severn Valley Railway Official Site, Kidderminster [from 7 to 8 April]

Open House Weekend

7 - 8
09:30 - 18:30

 Facebook event page
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Head Office, Number One, Comberton Place, DY10 1QR Kidderminster
With behind the scenes tours, model railway displays and a whole host of other special attractions, this is an event not to be missed!

Featuring model railways, behind the scenes tours, and a whole host of other attractions up and down the line, there's plenty to see both on and off the rails! A special weekend for our supporters, volunteers and potential volunteers…

Attractions include:
Intensive steam and diesel train service, featuring Bellerophon on local services.
Bridgnorth Locomotive Works and Bewdley Yard, as well as Bridgnorth, Bewdley North and Kidderminster Signalboxes will be open for visits.
Over 30 model railway layouts on display in Kidderminster Diesel Depot and The Engine House, Highley.
Kidderminster's Coalyard Miniature Railway open on both days, with the Paddock Railway at Hampton Loade in steam on Sunday.
Cream Tea Service in our observation saloon.

Model railways include:
Upper Studley: the terminus of a country branch near Gloucester in about 1961.
Wantage: a homage to the Wantage Tramway as it was in the mid-thirties modelled in 3mm fine scale.
Fair T Middlin: 1950/60s fictional industrial area in the North of England.
Hackworth: a fictitious loop off the Great Central mainline used predominantly for coal traffic.
Bridge Norton: '0' gauge authentic sounds of the mid-seventies corporate blue era in the Western Region.
Dagnell End: 1960s on the Southern Region in the changeover years from steam to diesel and electric.
Little Kidmore Wharf: a small wharf and goods yard serving a jam, pickle and vinegar manufacturer.
It's All White: it's deep winter on the moors, and the double mainline, junction and goods yard are under a blanket of snow.
Arley: our very own station at Arley in '00' gauge, depicting the Great Western Railway or preservation era.
Brewery Lane: an industrial scene modelled in '009', depicting the period of austerity in post-war Britian.
Town & Country: after taking 5 years to build, this layout is based on pure imagination and not on any particular part of the country.
Brynderi: through station with a small branchline and goods yard set in the 1950s.
Much Snoreing: the sleepy old market town of Much Snoreing where the Great Western Mainline meets to the little branch line.
Ridge Lane: loaded stone wagons are bought down from the quarry and handed over to the larger narrow gauge locomotives in the shunting area.
Mannin Middle: by the summer of 1964, the Isle of Man steam railway was a shadow of its former self, with the Foxdale Branch seeing few passengers.
Woltersdorfer Strassenbahn: a tramway in East Berlin from the early 1900s to the present day.
Rolleston-On-Dove: 'EM' gauge layout portraying the station at Rolleston-On-Dove on the ex-North Staffordshire line from Burton.
Heybridge Wharf: a fictitious inland wharf somewhere in Suffolk.
Midsummer End: set in the mid-1940s, the layout is a fictional village terminus at the end of a branchline with the sights and sounds of the Great Western Railway.
Atherley Narrows: 'HO' scale Canadian Pacific in Southern Ontario in the 1990s, built around a swing bridge.
Willowbrook Marsh: a small goods depot and maltings complex, situated on the borders of the Midland and Eastern regions of British Railways during the mid 1950-60’s period.
Afon Adit: a gold mine somewhere in Mid Wales.
Margate Road: double track through station in '00', including a small goods yard.
Corwenna: inspired by the Wenfordbridge Branch in Cornwall, the fictional layout is served by Pannier Tanks and Beattie Well Tanks.
Hampton End: a small branchline serving a small village saved by preservationists, and now running foreign engines and stock.
Gravelly Oak: an imaginary London Midland commuter terminus on the outskirts of the West Midlands.
Baggies TMD: Based in the West Midlands, Baggies TMD is a fictional EWS depot around the start of the 2000’s on a cold winter’s day at dusk.
Illie Town: a layout based in the Midlands, served by London Midland, Chiltern and East Midlands Trains passenger services, alongside a steel warehouse and a two road depot and fuelling point.
Amiens 1918 – Tracks & Trenches: set during the Hundred Days Offensive Battle, this scene depicts a re-captured Artillery Battery, now an Allied field headquarters and supply depot, where Troops and Tanks are prepared for the next offensive, served by a Narrow Gauge Field Railway.
Stokesay: ‘N’ gauge layout based on the Welsh Marches line at Craven Arms Station in the 1980s and 1990s, running authentic scheduled services.
A Remote Depot: ‘00’ gauge loading facility where every part of the process is modelled and fully operational – from delivery by road via tipper lorry, to the loading shovel filling the wagons before they’re taken away by rail.
Southwick: it's the end of steam on BR's Southern Region somewhere in Hampshire, and diesels are slowing taking over from steam.
Baggies TMD: Based in the West Midlands, Baggies TMD is a fictional EWS depot around the start of the 2000’s on a cold winter’s day at dusk.
Chollerford: ‘00’ gauge layout based on Humshaugh Station which was situated on the former Border Counties/North British line from Hexham to Riccarton Jcn.
Statler Waldorf Strassenbahn: viewed through a window, ‘HO’ articulated trams make their way past buildings somewhere in Germany.

Important Information:
Normal fares apply. Annual Family Pass valid.
Access to The Engine House and Diesel Depot will be free of charge to those with valid Freedom of the Line tickets. Entry to the Diesel Depot to those without tickets will be required to pay £3 per person on admittance.

All attractions & exhibits are subject to availability.More details to follow
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Severn Valley Railway Official Site:

Half Term Family Fun!
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Goods Gala
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
The Gin Train
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
1940s Big Band Show
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Step Back to the 1940s
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Step Back to the 1940s
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
The Wine Train
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Classic Vehicle Day
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Last Days of Steam - 50th Anniversary
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Steam on the Road
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
On the Buses
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Autumn Steam Gala
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Class 50 Golden Jubilee
Severn Valley Railway Official Site
Christmas Gift Fayre
Severn Valley Railway Official Site

The most anticipated events in Birmingham :

Birmingham Pride 2018
Birmingham Gay Village
Classic Ibiza: Ragley Hall
Ragley Hall
MADE Festival 2018
MADE Festival : Birmingham
Baby Festival under 5s day 2018!
Baggeridge Country Park
Space Raiders Eating Competition 2018
Disney Outdoor Cinema
Old Halesonians
Pizza & Prosecco Festival Birmingham Returns
Wolverhampton Cocktail Festival
SummerFest 2018
Himley Hall and Park
Pizza & Prosecco Festival Wolverhampton
Starworks Warehouse
The most popular events in your news feed!