Now i travel down from Birmingham to London quite often and have taken Chiltern Mainline's loco hauled train quite a few times too (its always my preference). However when i heard that one of these trains was to travel the Severn Valley Railway... well i just had to go and see.
So my third visit to the SVR in a short space of time, but the first time i've been all the way up to Bridgnorth. I travelled up on a steam train but travelled back down on the Chiltern (it was chartered for a rail tour but there were 2 trips along the line open to everyone). It was a very novel experience and most enjoyable. I think i do prefer a bit of Mark 1 coach thrash though but travelling the SVR with wifi just had to be done! You can see the photos i took here.