4150 Locomotive Fund

Recent Newsletters

Catch up with the latest 4150 Fund news:

 

February 2017

The web edition of the The 4150 Fund's 2017 Newsletter is now available.

December 2016

Decemeber 2016 Restoration update - with Seasons Greetings to all our supportors!

September 2016

September 2016 Restoration update - the side tanks reassembled ready for final riveting.

June 2016

June 2016 Restoration update - with the bunker pretty much complete, work is focusing on the final assemble and riveting of the side tanks.

Peep Behind The Scenes

This year's Peep Behind the Scenes is being held Saturday 16th July and the 4150 Locomotive Fund invites you to look behind the scenes of this wonderful railway to see firsthand the dedication and skill that goes into preserving our heritage. For a small additional charge you can access locations from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and other attractions not normally open to the public.

  • Entry wristband £5.00
  • Accompanied Children 16 and under Free
  • Train travel will require a valid ticket

Entry wristbands can be purchased on the day:

  • Kidderminster from the 4150 Stand near Platform 1
  • Bewdley - the EMF Fund shop in the Car Park
  • Bridgnorth – From the Station Gift Shop on Platform 1

KIDDERMINSTER

  • No 1 DOCK – (Adjacent to Platform One) Wristbands on sale at the 4150 stand from 9.30am, a Diesel cab visit and a chance to view a GWR First Class Sleeper.
  • THE MUSEUM – Entry to the Museum is free as always – however between 10.00 – 4.30 with your wristband to can visit the Wrangaton Signal box
  • WHITE ZONE: (9.30 – 4.30) The Carriage Works where rolling stock is serviced, painted and maintained.
  • SIGNAL BOX – Will be open from 11.00 – 4.00
  • YELLOW ZONE: The Carriage Shed, Turntable & New Diesel Depot (11.00am – 4.00pm): Follow the footpath next to the miniature Railway to the car park, then follow the Yellow signs. The Coalyard Miniature Railway is running a return service to take you halfway. Carriage Shed tours takes place every 30 minutes on the hour & half hour. Last tour at 3.00pm.

BEWDLEY

  • SIGNAL BOX – Will be open from 11.00 – 4.30 visit Bewdley North Signal box at the end of Platform 1.
  • A two car DMU shuttle will operate on short sections of the Stourport and Tenbury Branches between 11.00 – 4.00 from Platform One.
  • Bewdley Yard - (9.30 – 4.30) With the exception of the Paint Shop, volunteers carry out most of the work here. Enter the yard through the gate at the end of the car park and follow the marked out walking route.
  • LNER Carriage Group (SVR Trust) & LNER (SVR) Coach Fund are presently overhauling the SVR Charitable Trust’s GWR “TOAD A” vacuum fitted 20 ton goods brakevan.
  • The Great Western (SVR) Association - their latest project is well worth a visit; unique bow-ended Corridor Composite 6045 from 1928.
  • And not forgetting 4150!

BRIDGNORTH

  • ORANGE ZONE: (9.30 – 4.30) The Engine Shed, Yard and Wheeldrop This facility is manned by paid staff and volunteers and is where the locomotives are maintained and overhauled.
  • 82045 Group New Build Project.
  • LMS 2886 Rolling Stock Project.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT Once you have purchased your wristband you can visit all of the listed zones and signal boxes in any order as many times as you wish throughout the day. Due to the fact that much of the railway was designed and built many years ago, pushchair and wheelchair access is limited at some locations, but in true SVR spirit we will do our best to accommodate everybody.

Download this year's leaflet.

April 2016

April 2016 Restoration update - an update of recent progress on 4150 with the bunker very much on the home straight!

March 2016

Sponsorship Update

Last year we asked for sponsorship to help with funds in anticipation of our boiler going to Bridgnorth boiler shop for overhaul. This has proved very popular and the team are very grateful and encouraged by your support .

These items are still available, with some further additions. All items are permanent, very visible and can be identified from the platform.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Evening Steam Tour!

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February 2016

The web edition of the The 4150 Fund's 2016 Newsletter is now available.

Peep Behind the Scenes 2016 - a date for the diary: this year's Peep Behind the Scenes will be held July 16th 2016.

We've also updated the Share Application Form linked from the How to Help page. All new share applications will be most welcome as we prepare for the final big push - the boiler overhaul at Bridgnorth.

July 2015

Restoration update

July 2015 Restoration update - most of the construction works for the side tanks and bunker is now complete and we are now preparing the individual parts for riveting.

Peep Behind The Scenes

This year's Peep Behind the Scenes is being held Saturday 18th July and the 4150 Locomotive Fund invites you to look behind the scenes of this wonderful railway to see firsthand the dedication and skill that goes into preserving our heritage. For a small additional charge you can access locations from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and other attractions not normally open to the public.

  • Entry wristband £5.00
  • Accompanied Children 16 and under Free
  • Train travel will require a valid ticket

Entry wristbands can be purchased on the day:

  • Kidderminster from the 4150 Stand near Platform 1
  • Bewdley - the EMF Fund shop in the Car Park
  • Bridgnorth – 4150 Stand on Platform 2

KIDDERMINSTER

  • No 1 DOCK – (Adjacent to Platform One) Wristbands on sale at the 4150 stand from 9.30am, a Diesel cab visit and a chance to view a GWR First Class Sleeper.
  • THE MUSEUM – Entry to the Museum is free as always – however between 10.00 – 4.30 with your wristband to can visit the Wrangaton Signal box
  • WHITE ZONE: (9.30 – 4.30) The Carriage Works where rolling stock is serviced, painted and maintained.
  • SIGNAL BOX – Will be open from 11.00 – 4.00
  • YELLOW ZONE: (11.00 – 4.00) The Carriage Shed & Turntable This is where the carriages are stored and cleaned. These facilities are reached via a shuttle train from the far end of Platform 2 (Wristband required BEFORE boarding)

BEWDLEY

  • SIGNAL BOX – Will be open from 11.00 – 4.30.
  • A two car DMU shuttle will operate on short sections of the Stourport and Tenbury Branches between 11.00 – 4.00 from Platform One.
  • Bewdley Yard - (9.30 – 4.30) With the exception of the Paint Shop, volunteers carry out most of the work here. Enter the yard through the gate at the end of the car park and follow the marked out walking route.
  • LNER Carriage Group (SVR Trust) & LNER (SVR) Coach Fund is restoring its final carriage, Full Brake 70759.
  • The Great Western (SVR) Association - with Collett Open Brake Third 650 nearing final commissioning this Summer, only 3 of our carriages have not run in SVR service. Visit the latest project, the unique bow-ended Corridor Composite 6045 from 1928.
  • And not forgetting 4150!

BRIDGNORTH

  • ORANGE ZONE: (9.30 – 4.30) The Engine Shed, Yard and Wheeldrop This facility is manned by paid staff and volunteers and is where the locomotives are maintained and overhauled.
  • 82045 Group New Build Project.
  • LMS 2886 Rolling Stock Project.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT Once you have purchased your wristband you can visit all of the listed zones and signal boxes in any order as many times as you wish throughout the day. Due to the fact that much of the railway was designed and built many years ago, pushchair and wheelchair access is limited at some locations, but in true SVR spirit we will do our best to accommodate everybody.

Download this year's leaflet.

June 2015

Sponsorship Update

Earlier this year we asked for sponsorship to help with funds in anticipation of our boiler going to Bridgnorth boiler shop for overhaul. This has proved very popular and the team are very grateful and encouraged by your support .

These items are still available, with some further additions. All items are permanent, very visible and can be identified from the platform.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

March 2015

Our 2015 Newsletter is now available:

2015 Newsletter - web edition

February 2015

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December 2014

Restoration update - a look at some of the detailed work in and around the side tanks.

October 2014

Restoration update - the side tanks are well advanced now.

Brake Van Tours

4150

Our first Shareholders brake van trip on 30th August 2014 was a sell out. More trips are planned for 2015 which will be advertised to shareholders first. More video and photos from the day.

Newsletters

Our 2014 Newsletter is now available:

2014 Newsletter - web edition

August 2014

Restoration update - continuing excellent progress with the construction of the side tanks.

April 2014

Restoration update - progress with the onging construction of the new side tanks.

October 2013

Restoration update - progress with the construction of the new side tanks.

June 2013

Restoration update - further progress with the construction of the new side tanks.

May 2013

Newsletters

Our last two Newsletters are now available:

April 2013

Restoration update..

November 2012

Restoration update..

June 2012

Restoration update.

February 2012

Restoration update

January 2012

2011 Engineering Report

November 2011

Restoration update.

July 2011

Restoration update.

June 2011

Restoration update.

January 2011

2010 Engineering Report

November 2010

Restoration progress.

September 2010

Restoration progress