15th December 2014

SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of dedicated events alongside its usual schedule of family favourites.

Following on from a sell-out Christmas season, which saw the return of the Railway's ever-popular festive services including its Santa Steam Specials and Santa Heralds, staff and volunteers are now gearing-up for February 14th, when the Railway's daily train service will resume for the half-term break.

The week-long holiday will provide the first opportunity for families and visitors to get involved in the Railway's 50th anniversary celebrations, by taking part in a special birthday quiz and colouring competition during their journey.

Children and adults alike will also be able to test their skills operating a tram as part of a special guest exhibition from the Manchester Model Tramway Group, which will be bringing its unique large scale model trams to The Engine House at Highley during February half-term.

Fired-up and in full-steam, the Railway's much-loved fleet of resident locomotives will be taking visitors along the attraction's scenic 16-mile span, from Kidderminster in Worcestershire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire, enabling them to stop off at any of the six beautifully-restored stations en-route.

Opportunities to explore surrounding towns and beauty spots are endless; Bewdley is ideal for a refreshing riverside walk, and there are plenty of hungry ducks to feed at Arley, Peckish passengers can also enjoy lunch at one of the many picnic stops along the way or can re-fuel at the Flag & Whistle Food Stop, in The Engine House at Highley.

Home to the SVR's impressive collection of reserve locomotives, The Engine House also boasts an array of family-friendly interactive exhibits, a majestic Royal Carriage and a railway-themed children's outdoor play area.

Services run daily during half-term from February 14th to 22nd, and every weekend from February 28th.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit, call 01562 757900 or visit the Severn Valley Railway Families Facebook page.