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Winter 2017

Winter 2017

We take an in-depth look at the role of the Saw Mills part of Swindon Carriage and Wagon Works. Three recently published books are reviewed with features on the Great Western Moguls and the history of the Swindon Carriage and Wagon Works.

Summer 2016

Summer 2016

We look back to the glory days of the long distance Western Milk Trains through the eyes of Richard Riley. We also reveal the plan for changes to the layout of the yard at Bewdley and works facilities.

GW SVR A Winter 2016

Winter 2016

There are further reminiscences of Great Western Moguls at work in GWR days and a colour feature on the successful launch of Collett Open Brake 650 into traffic. Our receipt of the Heritage Railway Award for 'Overall Winner' of the Carriage Competition is on the cover.

GW SVR A Summer 2015

Summer 2015

We look back at the history of Churchward Toplight 3930 to mark its centenary and features within the revision to the SVR's Locomotive Agreements. There is an in depth look at our restoration of Corridor Composite 6045 and obituaries for Barney Martin and Ken Commander.


Winter 2015

The major article is on GWR Standard 57foot Corridor Stock from 1923 to 1929 which includes our latest restoration – Corridor Composite 6045 from 1928. There is an attempt to explain the, to some, bewildering Great Western carriage numbering system.

Summer 2014

Summer 2014

The events surrounding the October 1928 railway accident at Charfield in Gloucestershire which involved GWR mogul 6381 are the main article. The usual restoration report features Open Brake Third 650 and there is an A to Z of railway coach terms.

Winter 2013-14

Winter 2013/2014

This edition reports on the launch into traffic of Nondescript Saloon 9103, further reminiscences of moguls at work in GWR days and the make-up of Severn Valley Railway carriage fleets – thus influencing future carriage conversions.

Summer 2013

Summer 2013

Features an article on the history of the huge Carriage and Wagon Works at Swindon; the emergence of Collett 9103 from Bewdley paint shop and restoration progress of Open Brake Third 650.

Winter 2012/13

Winter 2012/13

The main item is on GWR milk traffic featuring our ‘Brown’ vehicles built to carry such traffic: Milk Brake 1399 and Siphon G 1257. There is the usual progress report as 9103 nears completion and the cataloguing of GWR Rolling Stock drawings at York.

Summer 2012

Summer 2012

This issue includes the first article on ‘More Reminisces of Moguls at Work’ and the proposed new Loco Agreement. There were updates on the mechanical work on Nondescript Saloon 9103 and the restoration of Open Brake Third 650

Winter 2011/12

Winter 2011/12

This edition features articles on our freight vehicle ‘Macaws B – a Century of Service’ and an ‘SVR Holiday Visit in the Summer of 1942’. Working party progress with Nondescript Saloon 9103 and Excursion Brake Third 650 were reported.

Summer 2011

Summer 2011

The second article on ‘GWR Moguls at Work – the Last Three Decades’ featured as did ‘Carriage Bogies – Which were the Best?’ These were accompanied by the usual updates on 9103 and 650.


Spring 2011

This edition majored on the origins of Excursion Thirds including 650 and the liveries carried by the Collett Nondescript Saloons. The condition survey of Toplight Third 2426 was covered and restoration updates for 650 and 9103.

Summer 2010

Summer 2010

This issue features an article on ‘GWR Moguls at Work – the First Three Decades’, the restart of work on Full Brake 98 and Excursion Brake Third 650. The progress of Collett Nondescript Saloon 9103 was reported.

Spring 2010

Spring 2010

The edition includes an introduction to the Great Western Moguls, the completion of Snake C 1145 to contain Bewdley Station’s shop, progress on Collett Saloon 9103 and an update on the saga of the scaffolding platforms for working at height.

GW(SVR)A Spring 2009 Newsletter

Summer 2009

Included in this issue; the refurbishment of GWR Snake C 1145, 650 - The Lamp Shades, Tribute to Phil James 1944 to 2009, Nondescript Collett Saloon 9103, Bewdley Track Layout and ticket printing.

Spring 2009

Spring 2009

This edition features coverage of Hawksworth Sleeping Car 9084, Hawksworth Full Third 2119, the 40th Anniversary train and progress reports on Snake C 1145 and Nondescript Saloon 9103. Reference is made to the transfer of Collett BowEnded Corridor Third 4872 to the South Devon Railway for restoration.


Summer 2008

Summer 2008

The Summer 2008 issue has restoration updates on 9103 and 1145 along with part four of the Open Excursion 650 story, with further news updates of our other restoration projects.



Spring 08 Newsletter

Spring 2008

This edition has the third part of the Open Excursion 650 story, plus further news of its current restoration and news updates of our other restoration projects.

Summer 07 Newsletter

Summer 2007

This edition features the second part of the Open Excursion 650 story, plus news of its current restoration and news updates of our other restoration projects.

Spring 2007 Newsletter

Spring 2007

This issue includes the first part of an article on 650 looking at the origins of the GWR 'Excursion' coaches, along with news of current and future restoration projects.

Summer 2006 Newsletter

Summer 2006

Included in this issue is the story of securing and transporting GWR Quick Buffet Car 9631 to the SVR back in 1973, along with updates and news of the current restoration projects.

Winter 2005/6 Newsletter

Winter 2005/6

This issue includes articles on the construction of the John Tarrent Memorial tables, a detailed look at the GWR Diner Thirds and pattern construction for steam heat radiators, along with news of the current restoration projects.

Summer/Autumn 2005 Newsletter

Summer/Autumn 2005

Includes articles on the early days of carriage restoration at Bewdley and a look at the various designs of GWR tenders running on the Valley.

Winter 2004/5 Newsletter

Winter 2004/5

The first of the Association's new illustrated Newsletters.

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