MK2 Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9046
The new metal flooring is being fixed down and new wood has been delivered put on top. The baggage area has been repainted. Two shades of yellow were tested, with the paler version being approved. Work has started on the exterior of the coach removing rusted areas and replacing with new steel. One of the exterior doors is being worked on to make sure it closes correctly and replacing the broken handle.
GWR 56XX tank No. 5619.
Majority of the tubes have been cleaned out over the weekend, with about 20 still left to do.
More track removal has taken place between Horsehay and Dawley station and the barrow crossing. Only 1 more panel needs to be lifted, and some final tidying completed before the track bed can be handed over to our contractors to put in new drainage. The ongoing work will not affect our running of service trains into Horsehay and Dawley station.
This really is the start of our plans to relay the track back to Doseley Halt, roughly a mile away south, coming to fruition. Dependent on volunteer numbers and funding, we hope to reach Doseley in 3 to 5 years time. So if you’ve ever wanted to help us financially, or join us as a volunteer, now is the time to get involved.
Peckett and Sons No. 1722 “Rocket” was in steam on Sunday, hauling passenger services on our steeply graded line.
We also had a stand at the ‘Spring into St George’s Day’ event at the Telford Town Park. It was great to be able to meet old and new friends, and promote ourselves some more in the local community.
Thanks to Doug, Dave and Andy for the additional information used in this update.
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.
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Our 2023 special events are now on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events
The railway is next open on Saturday 29th April for our Multiple Mayhem Event with runs until Monday 1st May. Come and join us for a fantastic day out!
Making their first public runs in preservation will be our Class 142 Pacer Units no 142004 and 142058. Making only it’s second public runs in preservation will be our Class 144 Pacer No. 144013. Our Class 108 2- car DMU Nos 51950 and 52062 will also be running throughout each day.
There is an intensive timetable on each day, with the first departure from Spring Village Station (TF4 2NF - free car park) at 10am. All Pacers and the DMU will be in action on each of the days.
Tickets - Adults £10, Children £8, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £40. No need to pre book, just pay on the day. All tickets allow unlimited travel on our trains for that day, plus entry into our model railway exhibition and railway museum.
The Furnaces Tearoom will be open for hot and cold drinks, ice creams, snacks, cakes and light meals to eat in or take away.
The Phoenix Miniature railway will also be running at Spring Village (additional charges apply)
All attractions subject to availability. Telford Steam Railway reserves the right to cancel, amend or substitute any locomotive or attraction without notice if required.