Severn Valley Railway

Yes, I took my sock knitting on a recent family day out on the Severn Valley Railway … A train journey just wouldn’t be the same without my yarn, and a steam train has a special rhythm that suits knitting so well!


The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles. It is largely run by volunteers, and has been a tourist attraction for over 50 years, offering nostalgic trips on vintage carriages, accompanied by the evocative sound of the steam engine as it travels through the countryside.

The experience begins the moment you step into the atmospheric ticket office …


Apart from the unrealistic temptation to cast on a 3 ply sweater in true Forties style, there were plenty of other opportunities for knitting inspiration, including the pattern on the upholstery in the carriage compartment …


I love that the brick pattern has been produced in a brick colourway – very effective!

What have you spotted on your travels this week? I’d love to hear about it!



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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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5 Responses to Severn Valley Railway

  1. catterel says:

    Feeling nostalgic for the smell of the steam trains, too!

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  2. Barrie @ railwayblogger says:

    The SVR has a lovely waiting room there stuffed full of interesting things!

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