Severn Valley Railway - Heritage Steam Railway. Membership with the Severn Valley Railway
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Every journey ends with a memory.

Becoming a Shareholder

Become part of the family

Be part of the future!



In 2015, we celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the formation of the society that led to the re-opening of the Severn Valley Railway. The Board has embarked on a major investment programme to prepare the Railway for the next 50 years and one important source of funding for the programme was the 2012 Share Offer which succeeded in raising £2,001,391.

The funds raised are being put to good use supporting:
  • Restoration of Hagley Hall which last saw service in 1986, being withdrawn after the failure of several boiler stays. The importance of the locomotive to the Railway and the length of time the engine has been out of service made it a clear contender as a share offer project. In fact so clear that the locomotive appeared on the front cover of the share offer document.
  • GWR coaches to be restored to provide the SVR visitor an authentic experience, being pulled behind the locomotive Hagley Hall with a set of chocolate and cream coaches.
  • New visitor amenities at Bridgnorth and Bewdley to enhance the heritage experience.
  • New Heritage Training Academy providing skills for the next generation of engineers.
  •  Infrastructure improvements without which the Railway cannot run.
However continual investment in the Railway is required to enable the SVR to develop as a site of national importance whilst retaining its position as a place of great local affection. It is anticipated that the additional necessary funding will come from profits generated from the annual running of the Railway, grant receipt from organisations such as the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust and share purchases from shareholders.

The SVR Board does retain the authority to allot shares when approached from time to time by people interested in subscribing for shares.

For more information, please call Visitor Services: 01562 757900.
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