Land Rover on rails!
On Saturday 12th August, during Steam on the Road, we'll have a very special visitor...
A 1957 Series 1 88in Land Rover (which can run on road and rails) will
be travelling along the line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and return
during the day, alongside our train services.
Affectionally known as 'Plimsoll', the vehicle has a 1997cc four-cylinder petrol engine, a four-speed main gearbox and a two-speed transfer box with selectable four-wheel-drive.
Mark Saville who has owned the
vehicle since 2002 said: 'I've driven Plimsoll (PSL193) over 40,000
miles, whilst driving to Iceland three times, once to the Arctic Circle
in Norway, Switzerland (Jura Mountains), central France, Ireland,
Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Wales, Scotland and all points
between. My ultimate ambition is to drive across the Forth Rail Bridge!"
The wheels are unique, and are custom-made from cast LM25
aluminium/magnesium alloy and can replace the road tyres in just one
hour (with the help of elbow grease!!).
The quirky vehicle has
operated on the Foxfield Railway, North Yorkshire Moors Railway and
Bluebell Railway, and will be able to add the Severn Valley Railway to
its list during the summer.
We're sure this magnificent vehicle will turn a number of heads during the event, and will be a sight to behold...
Steam on the Road takes place on August 12th & 13th, and showcases the very best of steam on the road, and steam on the rails!
From steamrollers, traction engines and steam wagons (and now rail-mounted Land Rovers), to
steam trains running on the Railway, take a trip back to the glory years
with our summer steam rally.
Click here to find out more
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