Steam on the Road also set to become road on the rails!

The Severn Valley Railway’s August 12/13 Steam on the Road event will feature a Land Rover that can also run on the track.

The 1957 Series 1 88in Land Rover, PSL193, owned by Mark Saville since 2002 and affectionately known as Plimsoll, has a 1997cc four-cylinder petrol engine, a four-speed main gearbox and a two-speed transfer box with selectable four-wheel-drive.

The Land Rover that can also run on rails. JULIA SAVILLE

Mark, assistant editor of Land Rover Owner magazine, has operated it on the Foxfield, North Yorkshire Moors and Bluebell railways.

The wheels are uniquely custom-made from cast LM25 aluminium/magnesium alloy and can replace the road tyres in just one hour.

It will be travelling along the line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and return during the day, alongside SVR train services.

Mark said: “I’ve driven Plimsoll over 40,000 miles, whilst driving to Iceland three times, once to the Arctic Circle in Norway, Switzerland (Jura Mountains), central France, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Wales, Scotland and all points between. My ultimate ambition is to drive across the Forth Rail Bridge!”

Also appearing at the event will be steamrollers, traction engines and steam wagons.

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