An historic steam locomotive made a farewell trip today after many years of service on the preserved Severn Valley Railway.
The train the 83-year-old engine pulled between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster was packed with well-wishers who came out for what was being called The Last Trip.
The former Great Western Railway tank engine, number 5164, has been at the Severn Valley line since 1973.
But today it was withdrawn to await a major overhaul it must have before it can return to service. Yesterday the engine made a number of journeys with a face chalked onto the front, shedding a tear.
The countdown to thie year's Poppy Appeal has started today in Kidderminster, raising cash for the families of Armed Forces servicemen and women.
Nick Martin, a fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, told ITV News Central why the Poppy Appeal is important.
It's a week until this year's Royal British Legion poppy appeal officially starts - but today fundraisers at the Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster began their countdown to launch day.
Volunteers from the Royal British Legion were joined by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to collect donations for poppies in honour of those who have fought for their country.
The target for the Kidderminster branch this year is £35,000. All money raised will go towards supporting the families of Armed Forces servicemen and women.
One of the longest-running steam engines at the Severn Valley Railway has made its return after a seven-month overhaul.
The Flying Pig has been at the popular Worcestershire tourist attraction since the official end of steam on British Railways in 1968.
The locomotive, numbered 43106, made its first run of the tracks as the 11.10 service between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.
After a lick of paint in the coming days, it is due to be back in full service soon.
Our correspondent Lucy Kite visits the Severn Valley Railway to find out about the women in the driving seat.
Our transport correspondent Keith Wilkinson came across this rather unusual sight on the M6 motorway today.It's a steam locomotive heading by lorry to the Severn Valley Railway in Worcestershire.
80072 will be chugging up and down on the heritage railway between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, starting with this weekend's Spring Steam Gala.The Standard tank locomotive, built in Brighton in 1953, spent more than 20 years in a scrapyard but was saved and restored by enthusiasts.
The engine was today being transported by road from the North Norfolk Railway and is pictured here in a layby close to the turn-off to Lutterworth in Leicestershire.
It will be moving again after its three-week stint on the SVR - to the steam railway at Llangollen in Wales.80072 used to pull trains between Leamington and Birmingham and was once a familiar sight at Snow Hill.
A locomotive that was once considered the ugliest ever built, is now undergoing important work before the summer season.
The work is being carried out by Severn Valley Railway and costing an estimated £35,000.
The Flying Pig is one of the hardest working locomotives on the heritage railway and has been in service there for more than 40 years. Chris Halpin reports
Extensive work is being carried out on the Flying Pig – one of the hardest working locomotives working for Severn Valley Railway.
Duncan Ballard, boiler shop and locomotive manager explains to ITV Central what work is being undertaken on the engine.
Over £750,000 worth of shares in the Severn Valley Railway have been bought since they went on sale six weeks ago.
The railway that carries around 250,000 passengers each year, launched its share offer on the 1st October with minimum investments of £100.
The company needs the money for a "major investment" that will take place over the next 50 years.
The attraction, that runs between Shropshire and Worcestershire, is looking to improve its Bridgnorth station, add a visitor centre, maintain its tracks and train young people in the up-keep of a heritage railway.