MK2 Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9046.
Work continues in the guard's area, replacing wooden panels and painting the internal walls a lovely shade of yellow. External doors have been temporarily re-hung to check for clearances. The corridor floor will need to be lifted to check the condition of the frame underneath. The design of the bar area has been completed, and materials ordered. The lighting contacter has been repaired
MK2 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) No. 5220.
The toilet area continues to be stripped out ready for its refurbishment. A new toilet support template has been made.
The redundant 24-volt supplies have been removed from the TSOs.
Class 142 Pacer No. 142058.
The oil leak has been fixed.
Gearbox repairs have taken place on the mini digger.
Permanent Way (P-Way)
24 more rails have been brought up to Horsehay and Dawley from the track bed between Barrow Crossing and Doseley Halt. This phase of the eventual relaying of track to Doseley has now been completed. The next job is to measure and sort out the rail for reuse or scrap.
More lineside clearance and burning has taken place, this time at Doseley.
Tidying up of the shed and tram yard continues, with more wood being cut up ready for the running season.
The Phoenix Miniature Railway volunteers have been site preparing for their 2023 season, which starts on April 8th.
A volunteer open day will take place on Sunday 26th March. A morning and afternoon session will take place for prospective new volunteers and members, to see the work that we do and the mental and physical benefits that volunteering at the railway can bring. Visitors will be able to see our steam and diesel locomotives, visit a coach undergoing restoration, see P-Way demonstrations and enjoy a brake van ride to Horsehay and Dawley station. At all times, existing volunteers will be on hand to explain and discuss their roles and answer any questions. Please see our website for full information.
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Our 2023 special events are now on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events
The railway is currently closed to the public. We reopen on the 8th of April with our Alice’s Adventure to Wonderland event.