Peckett & Sons steam engine No 1722 ‘Rocket’
Stripping of the loco has started in preparation for removing the cab, water tank and boiler over the next few weeks for her 10 yearly overhaul.
De chairing of sleepers has begun again. Chairs etc will be reused, with the wooden sleepers being sold to the public for garden use. There is a large pile of sleepers that require de chairing, so members of the P-Way gang will be kept busy for a week or two.
A tree that had blown down during the recent storms onto the tram track has been cut up so that the track is now clear again.
The MK2 coaches that were in use for the POLAR EXPRESS TM are having their Christmas decorations removed. The coaches will then be deep cleaned ready for the 2024 season.
The yard and shed were cleared of stock to allow North British No. 27414 ‘TOM’ to take the crane wagon into the shed to pick up a lathe that has been sold. This move saw the now rare occasion of a locomotive being outside the rear of the locomotive shed.
The class 142 and 144 Pacers have been checked over and started as part of their maintenance checks. The opportunity was taken to move the Pacers to allow the 12t Ventilated Fruit Van No. B758542 to be moved so that its restoration can continue.
Top soil has been moved to the Phoenix Miniature Railway so they can landscape the area where the new track has been laid and our platform extension.
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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