One of the brilliant things about the Severn Valley Railway is that it runs almost completely on a volunteer basis.
Have you thought about giving back to the Severn Valley Railway?
Every year thousands of man-hours are put into keeping the Severn Valley Railway line, that includes the work done by those manning the trains themselves, the train drivers and the ticket collector – but the Severn Valley Railway needs more than just the help of these people to survive. Despite being in perfect working order the railway always needs funds to help keep its archaic systems in check and the lines in good condition.
All the money that you contribute to the Severn Valley Railway, whether it’s through the purchase of a ticket or even a simple cup of tea, goes towards helping hire survey equipment for future investments, refurbishment of the carriages and the continued running of the Severn Valley Railway.
These are just a few of the ways that you can help out the Severn Valley Railways:
Buy some food from one of the Refreshment station
The next time you’re taking a ride on the train, why not hop off at either Kidderminster or Bewdley to get bite to eat at the lovingly recreated Refreshment Rooms?
Always manned by loyal volunteers, you can sit down to enjoy a great range of snacks, meals and drinks – perfect for a quick pit-stop before jumping on the train and heading to your next destination. If you’re up particularly early then you can grab a quick breakfast, choose from either traditional fry-ups or a more fancy option!
Solve a murder!
Do you fancy doing more than just simply riding the rails? For those wishing to spend some extra money, you could get a truly one-of-a-kind experience by booking into one of the excellent events run by the SVR. Step onto one of the historic trains of the Severn Valley Railway and immerse yourself in a thrilling Murder Mystery, enjoy a three-course dinner whilst you figure out who the killers is – you’ve only got a return trip to figure it out, so you better get a move on!
Get a taste of luxury
Ride the Severn Valley Railway whilst an expert takes you through a unique taste adventure! Gin’s never been more popular and whilst it used to be known as ‘Mother’s Ruin’ today it’s the favourite drink of young men and women all over the country. If gin’s not quite your thing then you can try similar experiences with wine, whisky or even ale. Either way, you’ll be able to relax with your tipple of choice whilst watching the Valley glide smoothly by.
Become a member
If you really enjoy your visit to the Severn Valley Railway then there’s no reason why you can’t come back and visit us again! By becoming a member you can gain access to cheaper tickets to all of the experiences we offer, including our murder mystery nights, tasting rides and even our annual Autumn Gala which gives you the chance to ride some truly unique historical trains from all over the country.