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  • GWR 4555 pictured at Cranmore Station on the East Somerset Railway credit Martin Creese

History & Heritage / Bewdley / Kidderminster

Spring Steam Gala

The Severn Valley Railway’s three-day festival of steam locomotives – featuring the SVR home fleet alongside engines visiting from other railways!

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Celebrating GWR and a century since the ‘grouping’, the SVR’s annual spring festival of steam locomotives returns on 14th to 16th April 2023 for a three-day intensively-timetabled extravaganza of special guests alongside the Valley’s fantastic resident steam fleet – including VIP guests GWR 4079 Pendennis Castle and GWR Small Prairie 4555!

Whether you’re joining us for just a single day or saving money by grabbing a multi-day rover, you’ll have the opportunity to rack up mileage behind your favourite locomotives, hop on and off at our carefully-maintained period stations, and experience a few special surprises – across the 16 miles of SVR line.

Locomotives from across the eras and from a variety of builders will run – alone, in double headers, in top-and-tails – and will be matched with an unparalleled selection of perfectly restored coaches. GWR, BR and LMS locomotives in front of the unrivalled array of coaching stock – perfect!


  • Goods Trains
  • Railtour Recreations
  • Evening running
  • Local services
  • Turntable in Operation
  • Double-headed services


  • VIP GUEST GWR 4079 ‘Pendennis Castle’
  • VIP GUEST GWR Small Prairie 4555
  • GWR 7812 ‘Erlestoke Manor’
  • GWR 4930 ‘Hagley Hall’
  • SR 34027 Taw Valley in black livery with new number
  • GWR Pannier 7714
  • Plus other members of the home fleet


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Whilst you are here...

Spring Diesel Festival isn't far away

Hear the thrash and feel the power as the Severn Valley Railway gets very loud for four intensively-timetabled days of diesel traction.

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