Mark Saville's Series I, Plimsoll, to drive the Severn Valley Railway on Saturday August 12
You'll undoubtedly know the Series I Land Rover that Mark Saville, LRO assistant editor, drives. Affectionately named Plimsoll (well, its reg number is PSL 193...) it's been Mark's companion for countless adventures in the UK and through Europe. And its latest trick is to drive railways lines.
If you've seen the write-ups in LRO and wished you could see it doing its thing for real, then head along to the Severn Valley Railway on Saturday, August 12.
The plucky little Land Rover will be one of the star attractions at the preserved railway's Steam on the Road event, making the journey from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and back by rail.
He'll be departing Bridgnorth at 09.10, arriving at Kidderminster at 10.42, then commencing the return journey at 11.35, making stops at various stations along the way, and arriving back at Bridgnorth at 17.48.
'I'm looking forward to the trip,' says Mark, 'especially the turntable at the end - I don't think the gearbox would cope with driving the sixteen mile line in reverse!
'I'll be heading into sidings at stations to let 'real' trains by on the return leg of the journey, so pop along - with other attractions at the stations it should be a great day out.'
As well as Plimsoll on rails, the railway will host a Series I Land Rover gathering at Highley and a steam traction engine 'Play Pen' at the station car park at Kidderminster on the Saturday. Oh, and if you're not driving, the Kidderminster Beer Festival is on from noon until 8pm at the Valley Suite.