MK2 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) coaches
The cleaning gang were out in force again on Saturday. Their hard work has paid off, with only a final interior clean through and check required.
The exterior of the coaches were cleaned on Sunday and the rain gutters cleared.
GWR 56XX No. 5619
The smoke box and ash pan have been thoroughly cleaned. Regular maintenance work continues
Class 142 Pacer No 142058
Has been started up and checked over ready for its starring role at our ‘Phantom Pacer’ Halloween event. It has also been given a wash and brush up. It will be decorated this week, ready for Saturday.
P Way and Infrastructure
Two further panels of track have been laid south of Horsehay and Dawley station (around 160ft in total). Jacking and packing has also taken place. Despite the new drainage working well, the ground was very wet and muddy due to the recent torrential rain.
The rear yard is being tidied and re organised. This is increasing useable space and we are identifying what we need to keep, and what can be sold or recycled.
New lighting has been installed in the new storage area (formally the old booking office)
We are now closed until Saturday 28th October, when we will be running our ‘Phantom Pacer’ Halloween trains. Please see
For more information and booking details.
Our online shop has been revamped and enlarged to include railway books, take n play Thomas and Friends, 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.
Sign up at