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Severn Valley railway 1

Funnily enough although I have always liked steam trains I haven't taken all that many pictures of them and most of the ones I have taken have not been very good. Perhaps I should try harder. Anyway what follows is a miscellany of pictures taken on the Severn Valley Railway.

 

This is the ticket office at Bewdley

Severn Valley railway 1

Funnily enough although I have always liked steam trains I haven't taken all that many pictures of them and most of the ones I have taken have not been very good. Perhaps I should try harder. Anyway what follows is a miscellany of pictures taken on the Severn Valley Railway.

 

This is the ticket office at Bewdley

comments (18)

Good place to start!
Bill Phillips: I am nothing if not logical Graeme
Good place to start! I like the repeated in and out signs, presumably the journey leaves you shaken all about.
Bill Phillips: Hmmmmmmmmmm.................grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Apr 2011, 01:53
Wonderful paired indoor bollards...cleverly designed so you can hitch your hoss to it if it is at all skittish!
Bill Phillips: This isn't Australia
Lovely bit of nostalgia. The romance of train travel .... trains late, over crowded, soot smuts in your eye, platform porters, third class travel, guards vans on the trains, shuddering clunking of carriages, the shriek of engine whistle, jolting, standing room only all good stuff in the age of steam ... er umm ;-)
Bill Phillips: So just like now then. dirty, uncomfortable overcrowded and now also expensive.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Apr 2011, 06:55
A fine picture full of period detail.

Since your visit the SVR has declared last year to be a poorly trading one and has shedded significant number of staff. They aught to pay you to stay away in future!
Bill Phillips: A 10% fall in visitor numbers has lost nearly £250000 in revenue. Perhaps my humble little series of pictures will encourage more people to go....more likely it will make them stay away
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2011, 08:38
RT has summed up "the romance of train travel" and your picture has captured a bit of this atmosphere too -despite the lack of travellers - yes, the steam trains, trains in general belong to my childhood memories - e.g. I remember that we went in freight trains for days through the destroyed Germany after WWII and my brother had to carry the pisspot in his little rucksack.
Bill Phillips: It was early and we were the first. There was a time when rail travel was the ultimate way to go. In the late 19th early 20th century there was a golden railway age
  • Alan
  • Yorkshire
  • 7 Apr 2011, 08:44
I saw your reply to Chris. Last year, I travelled on the railway so I did my bit. It's a shame that the H&S notices and equipment have to take a little off the period feel. My ambition in Pposition closed" sign at a Post office; this would be an acceptable alternative; what a shame they are not taking on new recruits.
Bill Phillips: Good for you! It is a shame that numbers were down but I suppose it is a sign of the current difficult times. We hope to go again later this year
Ah - lovely old style ticket office
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Tom. all from a different age
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 7 Apr 2011, 09:40
those are some old times there
Bill Phillips: There are indeed Chantal
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Apr 2011, 09:42
Certainly takes me back Bill - I always love well done nostalgia. I can still price things in mars bars ;o)
Bill Phillips: Hahaha! how much are Mars bars these days?
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Apr 2011, 09:57
Somehow the modern booking office doesn't have the same charm!
Bill Phillips: It is as much materials as anything. This is all wood everywhere and you can't beat it!
What a fine picture Bill, it's full of nostalgia and reminds me of the way the world used to be
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Stanley although at the end of steam it was all very dirty and unreliable and so many stations closed and it all died rather sadly
Ah the memories of when I was a cadet in New Zealand Railways........ we had a station just like this... alas no more
Bill Phillips: A lot here have gone, some are now houses and the railway lines long since removed. Luckily we have a lot of preserved steam around the country
A lovely capture Bill of an old style ticket office. We don't see that kind of style here in SA. Looks very clean and neat inside.
Bill Phillips: It has been very well restored and the Severn Valley is one of our best preserved lines
Wow! Talk about clean and well kept. And love the stepping back to another era, Bill. Wonderful.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Alexandra. It does bring back memories of my childhood!
We had the pleasure of passing folding money through those hatches two days after meeting you at Clent Bill, it is a lovely old booking hall isn't it.
Bill Phillips: you might just have been served by the chap in tomorrow's picture
Its a lovely place, it makes me think of Miss Marple, the older versions which I love smile
Bill Phillips: The Joan Hickson ones on the Beeb? She was my favourite Miss Marple
Given the many times I have been on the Severn Valley Railway I have never, to my memory, been in the Booking Office aat Bewdley. Usually I start at Bridgenorth so that is perhaps why. Good to see it today then.

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