Severn Valley Railway gets grant to restore locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall

Old steam train Image copyright Severn Valley Railway
Image caption The former Great Western Railway locomotive was bought from a scrapyard in 1972

A heritage railway has won a £95,000 lottery grant to restore a steam locomotive rescued from a scrapyard.

The Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust said the money will be used to restore number 4930 Hagley Hall, named after a Worcestershire stately home.

The money will allow students and apprentices from the railway's training academy, based in Shropshire and Worcestershire, to help with the work.

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) runs from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth.

They acquired the engine from a scrapyard in 1972. It carried passengers until 1986, when it was withdrawn from service as the boiler certificate had expired.

The restoration of the engine, which was built at Swindon Works by the Great Western Railway in 1929, has also been funded by selling shares and by fundraising by the Friends of Hagley Hall Group and Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust.

The SVR opened its training academy in September 2013.

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