COVID-19 UPDATE - The Severn Valley Railway is now open for booked itinerary trips only. More information on services and booking is available on the SVR website. An exhibition on the history of Falling Sands Viaduct is now open at The Engine House. Phase 1 of the Falling Sands Viaduct restoration project was completed in March 2020, prior to lockdown. We are working on site on Phase 2, in line with government guidelines. 

Whilst all community and visitor activities have been postponed, as have the exhibitions, we look forward to them restarting once it is safe to do so. The safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of the upmost importance to us. 

Welcome to the Falling Sands Viaduct Website! 



Photo: Phillip Moore Photography

In March 2019, we received some eagerly awaited news. The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded us £853,000 of grant funding towards the restoration of Falling Sands Viaduct. Through the generous donations from individuals, community organisations and businesses, we raised £397,000 to add to the grant.

Over the past year, we have embarked and completed the first phase of the restoration work. Find out more from one of our volunteers, Nick Yarwood, who worked on the site. We have also been busy collecting histories and memories of the SVR in our Oral History programme, click here to go our Oral History page.

Now that the drainage has been dealt with, we are focusing on phase 2 - brickwork. Find out more about the work so far here.

We have also been preparing an exciting set of exhibitions and activities that will share the story of the viaduct through pictures, sounds and smells!

The aim of the project is not just to restore this essential viaduct to the Severn Valley Railway. We also want to show the Railway’s incredible history from its Victorian beginnings to our founder members and longstanding volunteers.

Falling Sands Viaduct

For any further information about the viaduct, or the Severn Valley Railway's work more broadly, please visit www.svrtrust.org.uk.



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