Day Trip in the Midlands
Are you looking for a day trip in the Midlands? 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.
The ideal day trip in the Midlands
Along the line you will discover many reasons why the Severn Valley Railway is an ideal day trip in the Midlands. Our Kidderminster station at the southern end of the line retains the character of the original Ross-On-Wye station, built by the GWR.
Moving northbound you can stop and admire the town of Bewdley, the Worcestershire village of Arley, get up close and learn about our trains and carriages at The Engine House at Highley, visit the sleepy hamlet of Hampton Loade and visit the Shropshire town of Bridgnorth.
It is also possible to join the train at Bridgnorth and travel south to Kidderminster. For more information on what makes Severn Valley Railway a great day out in the UK, please click here to see our interactive map.
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!