All Aboard the Severn Valley Steam Train. Whooooo Whooo
June 30, 2016:
Going to Severn Valley Railway has been on our list of places to see since we moved to England. We thought it would be a lovely day trip with my Uncle as he likes steam trains. We were considering going on the steam trains on the Isle of Wight while we were there, but he had already been on them. So we waited and went on this one!
My Uncle came to Birmingham from London to meet us, and then we caught the train to Kidderminster. The prices on the train don't vary for places close by to Birmingham for some reason, so we didn't have to book ahead of time.
The train station is right beside the steam train, so it is really easy to get here by train.
We took the Steam Train from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth which is £19.00 each for the return. It's quite pricey and it can be cheaper if you book to get off at an earlier station. We wanted to see it all though.
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|Outside of the steam train station|
It's really cool seeing the station all dressed up like the 1940's
|In front of a news agents|
Here comes the train!
We love how everything looked like you've stepped back in time.
The train was awesome!
The seats were quite bouncy.
Here we go!
|We got some spectacular views.|
First stop: BEWDLEY
The stations are all decorated!
|The conductor caught me taking photos.|
Alright, where to next? Lets look at this handy map they gave us.
They also have a couple stops for people who live nearby, you have to request to get off here, as it's not part of the steam train experience.
Here we go again,
|We got a cabin to ourselves.|
Beautiful day for a train ride.
Next Stop: Arley
They did such a great job making it feel as if we had gone back in time.
It was fun sticking our heads out the window.
Note: Do not do this while the train is moving, you WILL get a face full of smoke. (There are signs telling you this)
And again, here we go!
Lovely hills. We saw a lot of sheep too.
Next Stop: Highley
|Even the conductors were dressed up.|
And we are off again,
Next Stop: Hampton Loade
One more stop..
Last stop: Bridgnorth
Well, you could stay on board, but the train didn't leave for another 40 minutes.
We got off and went exploring in Bridgnorth
|Side of the train|
This was a pretty cool station.
We got to watch another train leaving. If we had hurried we could have been on it heading back. But we wanted to explore the town a little bit.
|Planning our next route.|
We left the station and headed across a huge bridge and towards a castle. Unfortunately the castle was too far for us to be able to make it and get back on the last steam train.
|View from the stairs heading towards the castle.|
We went back to the station, got something to drink and walked around
We got back on the train and headed back towards Kidderminster.
Back at Kidderminster station
We got back on our train to Birmingham and went to Handmade Burger for some dinner. It was close to the train station, as my uncle was heading back to London the same night.
|Delicious as always|
|May as well ride the bull while I am in the Bull Ring.|
|Selfridges and some of Birmingham - view from a crossing from a car park to the shopping centre.|
We had a great day trip and we really enjoyed riding the steam trains.
Thank you for reading, if you enjoyed this post, please check out our post "Road Trippin' Through the Cotswolds"