Severn Valley Railway raises £2.33m for Bridgnorth revamp [BBC News]

Date: 31/10/2017

Rail enthusiasts have raised £2.33m to revamp a heritage railway, hours before a year-long fundraising campaign ends. Bosses at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR), which runs between Shropshire and Worcestershire, offered shares for £1 each in a bid to raise £2.5m. Volunteer and board member Tony Bending said the amount raised was 'absolutely tremendous' and would help preserve its 'much-loved Bridgnorth station'. A late surge in share sales included £38,000 bought at Bridgnorth on Sunday. Midlands Live: Biker critical after van crash; plane stalled twice before crashing, inquest hears The campaign launched last November and work is already under way to create a new refreshment room and toilets at the station, as well as conserve the 155-year-old station building, which is Grade II listed.

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artist impression of plans for toilet building

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Money from the year-long share scheme will be used to revamp the 155-year-old Bridgnorth station.

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Ivatt Class 4 Flying Pig 2-6-0 no 43106 at Bridgnorth in October, 1985. The locomotive is due to return to service in 2009 after 20 years out of action. [Built at Darlington in 1951 and withdrawn from 24C Lostock Hall in 1968, it is the only one of the 162 examples of the class to have survived into preservation.] [See image 39850]
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Company: Severn Valley Railway
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Company: Severn Valley Railway
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Bulleid Pacific no 34053 'Sir Keith Park' standing alongside the station at Bridgnorth on 2 August 2012.
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Company: Severn Valley Railway
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