MK2 Tourist Standard Open No. 5220.
More work to refurbish the toilet area has taken place
BR class 37 diesel 37263
The loco has been successfully tested to full working pressure and is now operational and back in service
BR class 08 diesel 08757 “Eagle”
Work has continued this week. The engine has been successfully started but needs to get up to full operating temperature, and the oil and filters need to be changed again so that the system is flushed through. Some final minor tweaks and testing is required before the loco can be passed for traffic. The cooker (which has been missing for a few years) has been found at last, and has now been reinstalled into the cab. This is good news for our loco crews!
BR Pacer No 142058.
The floor has been repainted
Permanent Way (P-Way)
The rail as been measured and marked at 60ft lengths from Horsehay and Dawley station southwards to see where the join will need to go so that the fishplates won’t foul the new barrow crossing when it is installed. The engineers train and BUG were then brought to the platform where the scrap rail was gas cut and loaded onto the BUG’s trailer. The remainder of the scrap rail was then moved up from the barrow crossing where all but 3 of the rails were cut and loaded. The remainder will be completed next weekend.
Lineside and drainage clearance took place just south of the station, the melting snow had causes some flooding, and reminded us why the new drainage here is so important. Hopefully it will not be too long now before this work is started once the volunteers have lifted the rails and sleepers.
Further Telehandler training has also taken place
Thank you to Ben and Ian for the additional information used in this update.
A volunteer open day will take place on Sunday 26th March. A morning (10am) and afternoon (1pm) 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 April with our Alice’s Adventures to Wonderland event.