RAIL enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about next weekend.

In a change from the usual steam-powered locomotives travelling along the Severn Valley Railway, the attraction will instead play host to a 3,000 horse power silver engine.

The Silver King engine and trio of carriages will set off from London Marylebone in the morning, travelling along the Chiltern Line before arriving in Kidderminster and joining the Severn Valley Railway Line.

The train will visit the restored stations at Bewdley, Arley, Highley and Hampton Loade before the end of the line at Bridgnorth, where it will become available for public use on its trip back to Kidderminster.

The following day, Sunday, September 7, Bewdley station will play host to a display of public service vehicles including a 1950’s double decker bus which doubles as a licensed bar.

The On the Buses event will also include sales and information stands.

From Thursday, September 4 until Sunday, September 7 the Campaign for Real Ale will also hold a beer festival with a range of real ales at Bridgnorth station.

For more information or to book tickets call 01905 757 900 or visit www.svr.co.uk.