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1886
Severn Tunnel Opens

Seven tunnel opened with the first coal train on 9 June 1886, followed by the first goods train on 1 September 1886 and passenger trains from 1 December 1886.

For additional information and historical photos, visit Mike's Railway History.

  
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pumping station info

Built to pump water from the Severn Tunnel after a 'great spring' was discovered, it's been in action since 1886...


chapel info

"...on the very brink of this cliff is an old ruin called Sudbrook Chapel, very picturesque to see..."


bridge info

Today, two bridges span the Severn near Sudbrook providing quick exits from England...


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