The Train Of Lights On The Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. The 16-mile heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster is a railroad I have been on on a visit to Blighty. I haven’t been on the lighted train alas.

Steam in lights or the train of lights is a big hit on the heritage railway scene and thankfully steam services have once again have returned to the SVR after the ending of Lockdown #2 ! Fortunately for the railway they’ve been placed into tier two restrictions post lockdown so they’re now available to run public services and right at the crucial time as the Hol;oday Season is huge for Preserved Railways, though we do have to spare a thought for the other preserved railways who find themselves in highest tier of Covid restrictions and have had to close. The steam in lights train is aimed at families and offers an hour round trip from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade, the brightly lit train is computer controlled from the carriage directly behind the steam engine and also plays music throughout the train, due to the short distance between stations and being a 60 minute ride the train runs very slowly. Shades of the Skunk Train.

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