The line was among those cut by the Beeching report of the same year.
The last public passenger train departed Bridgnorth at 6.58pm on September 9, 1963, hauled by ex-GWR pannier tanks 9624 and 4665, decorated with a ‘Special Last Train’ headboard.
SVR later became a heritage line, when two years later in July 1965, a group of people attended a public meeting in the Cooper’s Arms pub, in Kidderminster, to form the Severn Valley Railway Society.
To mark 60 years from when services stopped, a special pannier - tank No 7714 - departed Kidderminster at 10am on Saturday and Sunday carrying the 'Last Train headboard'
The headboard later went on display at Kidderminster station.