Classic cars on show at Severn Valley Railway

Classic cars on show at Severn Valley Railway

CLASSICS: The show featured a collection of historic cars, including pre-war vehicles.

CLASSICS: A Rover P2, pre-war design from 1946, owned by Caroline Willetts, was on display at last years event.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

CARS from the previous century were on display around Severn Valley Railway stations as part of its annual Classic Vehicle Day.

The railway welcomed a variety of classic vehicles of all ages, shapes and sizes to be put on show alongside some of the attraction’s famous collection of resident locomotives.

Last Sunday, each of the six railway stations along the line featured cars including Alvis and Vauxhall at Kidderminster, Triumph and Morris at Bewdley, Morgan and Austin at Arley, Ford and Hillman at Highley, Morris and Mini at Hampton Loade, and Riley, Sunbeam and MG at Bridgnorth.

Kidderminster station housed a collection of pre-war vehicles under the concourse canopy.

The event, which returned to the railway due to popular demand, was moved forward from the autumn to the summer, and was more popular than ever.

David Mee, visitor services manager, said: “Classic car owners don’t like to bring their cars out in the rain so the fact that we had great weather meant there was a great turnout where lots of people were around looking at the cars.”

Organisers plan to keep it at the new earlier time next year.

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