Severn Valley Railway
One of the most popular heritage railways in the country, the Severn Valley Railway links Shropshire and Worcestershire as it follows the course of the River Severn for 16 miles from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.
It is predominantly steam train orientated, but diesel locomotives are sometimes used, including a multiple unit for a Scenic Evening Land Cruise fish and chip special on Saturday evenings from May to August.
This delightful journey takes you from Kidderminster at about 7pm and returns for 10pm after an hour in Bridgnorth.
Other trains include the Severn Valley Limited and the Severn Valley Venturer, which are the principal dining car trains, usually on Sundays.
The Engine House at Highley is a great place to break your journey. You can view the reserve collection of steam locomotives, enjoy themed exhibitions, wander around a well-stocked gift shop and have a bite to eat at the Buffer’s Cafe, which also has some breath-taking balcony views across the valley.
While the scenery is obviously the main attraction, there are many special steam and diesel gala days throughout the year, often with engines and rolling stock from other heritage sites, and these, plus other events, have helped boost the number of annual visitors to more than 250,000. You can even arrange to be an engine driver for a day!
Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC
Tel: 01746 765801