Severn Valley Railway
2007 was due to see the opening of a brand visitor centre and museum, known as The Engine House. However damage to the tracks caused by severe storms in June and July of that year disrupted the opening until early 2008.
The New Engine House
The Severn Valley Railway holds a prominent position in British railway preservation. It’s a full-size standard-gauge railway line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains for the benefit of visitors and enthusiasts alike between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of some 16 miles.
The journey follows closely the meandering course of the River Severn and is largely run by unpaid volunteers. At weekends throughout the year, some 200 volunteers appear on the Railway to perform numerous tasks. The preservation of the SVR was started in 1965, when a group of railway enthusiasts formed the Severn Valley Railway Society in Kidderminster. Today the line carries approximately 250,000 passengers each year.
The new Engine House, against the backdrop of their collection of ‘out of service’ steam locomotives and other exciting displays and exhibitions, will provide the opportunity for events and activities for groups of up to approximately 200 people. 2007 was due to see the opening of a brand visitor centre and museum, known as The Engine House. However damage to the tracks caused by severe storms in June and July of that year disrupted the opening until early 2008.
Audio Visual Installation
We were tasked by exhibition designers ImageMakers to provide a wide range of standard av equipment, some bespoke special effects equipment and a number of HD documentary films for use within the new exhibition. The total project value was around £90K and the full list of equipment would cover numerous pages – but did include fog machines, steam whistle effects and numerous blackbox-av manufactured sound stores, HD video players and amplifiers.