Peckett & Sons steam engine No. 1722 ‘Rocket’
Dismantling of the loco continues for its 10 yearly overhaul. The chimney, cab and water tanks have now been removed to enable final preparations for the boiler to be lifted.
BR 09 Diesel No 09107 returned to the Severn Valley Railway on 16 January. Our grateful thanks to Severn Valley Railway for the loan of this locomotive for our POLAR EXPRESS TM trains.
TTA - A Kerosene Tank Wagon No. 60580 arrived at the railway on 16 January. This wagon has come from Gascoigne Wood and will be used as a water tank at POLAR EXPRESS
Interior cleaning of the MK2 carriages continues.
The Rudd wagon has had the missing air hose and valve refitted with a new gasket.
The wooden frame of the temporary tram shed has been erected. Metal work continues to be prepared, and re painted.
Branches and brash have been cleared at Lawley. The poolside land by the picnic area has also started to be cleared and open up to improve the view.
The storage area in Railway House has been enlarged and more racking has been installed which will make a big difference in keeping the area tidy and more accessible.
Some filming for the next Railway Roundup video has taken place. This is hoped to be released in February.
Thanks to Ben, David, John and Andrew for the additional information used in this update.
Our latest video (a review of 2023) has been uploaded onto YouTube.
We are asking our supporters to complete the following nomination form to hopefully receive a donation of £1000. The more nominations we receive, the more chance we have of getting it. It takes less than a couple of minutes to complete so please help us if you can
Our website, www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk has been given an overhaul and now contains more up to date information about our railway, rolling stock, what to see and do, and special events. Tickets are on sale and already selling for our Fish and Chip specials, and Alice’s Adventures to Wonderland event on 5th, 6th and 7th April.
Please take a fresh look at our website and let us know what you think.
The railway reopens to the public on Sunday 31st March.
Our online shop has been revamped and enlarged to include railway books, take n play Thomas and Friends models, soft toys and other items for sale.
Please visit http://www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/store/c44/Freight_Stop_Gift_Shop.html
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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