Statue 2: Just the Ticket

Bridgnorth Art Trail Statue 02 Severn Valley Railway

Hear about Statue 2

Location: Severn Valley Railway

Services began, through Bridgnorth, on the Hartlebury to Shrewsbury line in 1862; the line was closed in 1963. Two years later a group of enthusiasts got together in a Kidderminster pub and launched a successful campaign to preserve as much of the “Severn Valley” line as possible. Test trains ran again from 1967 and the first passenger trains ran from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade in May 1970. The line now reaches Kidderminster and nearly 250,000 passengers ride the railway each year.

An S-shaped tunnel under the town centre carried the railway northwards, but the bridge connecting it to the station has been demolished, which is one of the reasons why the SVR cannot be extended further.

Sponsor: Severn Valley Railway
See the steam engine, feel the heat and experience the train rumbling under your feet. Prepare to venture back in time …
The Severn Valley Railway operates full-size, mainly steam-hauled passenger trains along the beautiful Severn Valley between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth. Our Visitor Centre at Highley – The Engine House – has our reserve collection of steam locomotives, themed exhibitions, a well stocked gift shop, restaurant and outdoor play area.
Be welcomed by our dedicated team of volunteers at our delightful country stations at Arley, Highley and Hampton Loade.
A train ride not enough? Then how about a Footplate Experience where you can drive a steam train, Dining Experiences, Special Events and lots more …

Artist: Tania Holland

Tania with organisers Cathy Fox and Julia Buckley
Twitter & Instagram: @TaniasGallery
Tania Holland Gallery was established in 2008 in the Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth and relocated in 2016 to the historic Red House Glass Cone Museum and Craft Centre in Stourbridge.
Tania read Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University, with her practice spanning 23 years. Whilst in Bridgnorth, Tania developed a love of collage, producing images showing iconic buildings around the town.

The Design

Using archive material provided by the Severn Valley Railway, this design celebrates SVR’s rich history as well as that of Bridgnorth.