The Severn Valley Railway of today follows the
meandering course of the River Severn from the
Shropshire town of Bridgnorth in the north,
through the villages of Hampton Loade, Highey
and Arley to the Worcestershire town of
Bewdley where it leaves the river and heads east
to terminate in Kidderminster.
The journey along the line is fascinating; passing
as it does through varied and mostly unspoilt
landscapes between a number of beautifully
restored country stations each of which retains
its own unique timeless charm. The scenery on
offer is only really available to rail passengers,
walkers (and photographers) as there is limited
road access to the area.
The line is a major tourist attraction carrying
around 250,000 passengers a year and provides a
wide range of facilities from corporate hospitality
to a schools education service in addition to the
many enthusiast targeted events.
In this all new pocket sized photographic portrait
Mike Heath takes us on a personal journey from
Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and back.Through
over 60 glorious colour photographs he captures
the real spirit of this busy railway revealing it to
be, truly, Ďa line for all seasonsí.
For well over 25 years Mike Heath has
enjoyed combining his hobbies of
photography and visiting preserved
railways all over Britain. In that time he
has amassed a vast collection of stunning
photographs covering all aspects of the
railways across all four seasons, day and
night. Having already produced nine
titles in the Halsgrove Railway Series
including The Severn Valley Railway,
published in 2005 Mike has selected
over 60 superb new photographs for
this pocket-format book.
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN: 978 1 906887 39 1, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published June 2009.>