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Every journey ends with a memory.

Footplate experience on steam trains

The ideal day out

Every journey ends with a memory

Footplate experience on steam trains

Are you looking for a place to visit for a railway enthusiast? Set in beautiful English countryside, The Severn Valley Railway is a 16-mile long heritage railway near Birmingham, running regular passenger steam trains, heritage diesel trains and special events throughout the year.

Step back in time to travel on fabulous historic trains and visit fascinating places along the route, including The Engine House, with its collection of historic engines and carriages. The Severn Valley Railway will charm and thrill everyone, both young and old.

Footplate experience on steam trains

We offer the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized steam or diesel locomotive on one of Britain's premier preserved railways. Whether it's to realise a lifelong ambition, or as that very special railway gift, driving a railway locomotive is an amazing adventure.

Take the driving seat on one of our full-size steam locomotives as you wind your way through the Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside; swing the shovel and stoke the fire, hear the shrill of the whistle echo in the Valley and smell the unmistakable aroma of hot oil and steam as you wave to your family and friends in the carriage behind! Hold onto your cap as the locomotive starts to roll and feel the power of a Golden Age as you experience a journey in steam that you'll never forget.

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Severn Valley Railway - Every journey ends with a memory

The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles.

A remarkable feature of the Railway is that it is very largely run by unpaid volunteers, with a paid staff of around 70 people responsible for administration and commercial activities, and for regular track and rolling stock maintenance.

Through the year, volunteers appear on the Railway to perform many tasks, including repairing and repainting stations, reconstruction of viaducts and bridges, and rebuilding locomotives and rolling stock, not to mention operating the trains!

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