Daily Archives: May 21, 2012

Update 598. Queen Victoria, portrayed by Sylvia Strange, at the Severn Valley Railway

The photos showing Queen Victoria have already been included in the updates from the previous 2 days, but I decided to include them in a separate album. As mentioned before, the event was to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the original railway along the Severn Valley between Worcester & Shrewsbury in 1862.

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Queen Victoria is seen heading for her train at Arley.

Update 596. 150th Anniversary at the Severn Valley Railway, with Queen Victoria, 19/05/12

The railway between Worcester and Shrewsbury was opened in 1862 and the event this weekend marks the 150th anniversary. Three visiting locos built in the 1870s could be seen in action at Kidderminster and “Queen Victoria” travelled the line in her special train, stopping off at the stations on the way to Bridgnorth.

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The Head Wrightson no. 1 “coffee pot” is one of the visiting locos