Yesterday i returned to the Severn Valley Railway and in a way rekindled my love for it. I admit its not been my favourite preserved line for awhile as i find other lines like the EVR and CPPR friendler and more accessible and not huge corporate machines that the SVR sometimes threatens to become. Not that i hate the SVR, far from it, but sometimes i yearn for something a little lower key.
Yesterday i resolved to stop off at the 2 stations on the line (or 2 manned stations anyway) that i have not visited before: Hampton Loade and Arley and enjoyed a quieter time at both stations away from the bustle of the 2 headquarters at either end of the line. Both are lovely examples of GWR branch line stations, you can see my photos here.