Permanent Way (P-Way)
Contractors are still on site installing the new drainage between Horsehay and Dawley station and the Barrow Crossing. Some lineside clearance has taken place on the trackbed from Doseley to help accessibility.
More lineside clearance has taken place by the old Station Master’s cottage. However, the hot weather over the weekend limited the amount of time we could spend on this job
The roof over the ‘old ticket office’ is being replaced. This is part of the ongoing work to create more storage area in the yard.
Lighting has been installed in one of the containers in the tram yard. This will help volunteers to prepare for the Polar Express (only 5 months to go 😂)
GWR 56XX 0-6-2T No 5619.
Repairs continue. Non destructive testing has been completed, with a Hydraulic test to take place shortly.
BR Class 37 diesel No 37263
This loco remains on hire at Severn Valley Railway.
Ruston and Hornsby 0-4-0 Diesel Mechanical No. 313394.
The loco is currently being serviced at Spring Village
GWR 20t Brake Van ‘TOAD’ No. 17453
The painting of the veranda has been completed
Thanks to Shaun and Miles for the additional information used in this update.
The railway is next open on Sunday 2nd July when BR Class 08 diesel No. 08757 ‘Eagle’ is due to be hauling our trains.
First departure from Spring Village (TF4 2NF - free car park) will be at 11am, with further departures at 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
Tickets £8 Adults, £5 Children and concessions, £25 Family. Great value season tickets, which pay for themselves after only 4 visits (not special events) are also available. Tickets allow unlimited travel on our standard gauge trains, entry into our model railway exhibition and (if open) museum.
The gift shop, second hand book stall and picnic area will also be open
The Furnaces Tearoom will be offering hot and cold drinks, ice creams, snacks, cakes and light meals to eat in or take away.
The next event is our Princess event on Saturday 15th July. Come aboard our heritage trains and meet some of your favorite fairytale characters.
Tickets are now available for only £7, which gives unlimited travel for the day. See website for more details.
The Phoenix Miniature Railway will also be open for rides (additional charges apply)
We currently have an appeal to buy a new boiler for our narrow gauge steam tram. You can help us greatly by donating at
As a thank you, we are offering rewards for certain levels of donations, although every single one is gratefully received and will help put our tram back into operation.
Please also consider supporting Telford Steam Railway through the Telford and Wrekin Community Lottery, which is open to anyone in the UK over 16 years old. This weekly draw gives you the opportunity to win prizes up to £25,000. Tickets cost £1 per week and 50p from each ticket sale goes directly to the railway.
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Our 2023 special events are on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events