After a little bit of planning and a couple of date changes due to the weather, on 9th September 2018 me and my Dad went out for the day on the Severn Valley Railway. Traveling from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth on a fully restored steam locomotive the journey lasted over 1 hour and the ride was much comfortable than the usual journey I take to Birmingham.
With the windows down and the smell of burning coal filling the air, I was taking in the amazing scenery that Worcestershire and Shropshire has to offer, the rolling hills of the green green grass that I call home. Once we pulled into Bridgnorth we took a little stroll around the town and took in the amazing sights of a historic English town, complete with a market town hall in the middle of the street.
After a little walk we stopped at a quaint pub to have a spot of Sunday lunch washed down with a refreshing pint of lager and history neatly placed on all the walls showing the history of this little railway town.
Back to the station we went and before it was time to start the train journey back to Kidderminster, I thought I’d be cheeky to see if I was allowed to jump in the cab and take some photographs of the fireman fuelling the fire and they were happy to oblige (man was it hot in there!). On the return journey we stopped into Highley to visit the dedicated steam railway museum where they had some famous locomotives on display and the Royal Mail postal carriage and right next to it was the Royal carriage which once carried a king.
This was an incredible day out which got better throughout. I will definitely be back to experience life on the Severn Valley Railway line.