Permanent Way and Infrastructure
The drainage work is continuing. A couple of areas of sandstone have had to be cut through to lay the new drains. The last pack of drainage pipes has been delivered to the worksite.
More targeted lineside clearance has taken place at various area along the running line.
Maintenance work has taken place in the Furnaces tearoom
The picnic area has been mowed and general tidying up and rubbish removal has taken place in the rear yard.
Tourist Standard Open (TSO) No. 5220.
The flooring in the toilet cubicle has been replaced.
On Sunday 30 July, we held our model railway exhibition across the railway and the Horsehay Village Hall. With lots of exhibitors and traders, the event was very popular. Many visitors attended and enjoyed not only the layouts, but also the standard gauge trains and the Phoenix Miniature railway, who also had a display of their locomotives on show. Feedback has been very positive, and next years model railway exhibition is already in the the calendars on Sunday 28 July 2024. We hope to see you there!
Thank you to Ben and Shaun for the additional information provided for this update
The railway is again open on Sunday 6th August, when Class 142 Pacer No. 142058 is due to be hauling our trains.
First departure from Spring Village (TF4 2NF - free car park) will be at 11am, with further departures at 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
Tickets £8 Adults, £5 Children and concessions, £25 Family. Great value season tickets, which pay for themselves after only 4 visits (not special events) are also available. Tickets allow unlimited travel on our standard gauge trains, entry into our model railway exhibition and (if open) museum.
The gift shop, second hand book stall and picnic area will also be open
The Furnaces Tearoom will be offering hot and cold drinks, ice creams, snacks, cakes and light meals to eat in or take away.
The Phoenix Miniature Railway will also be open for rides (additional charges apply)
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
Our next special event is our vintage day on Saturday 26th August. The railway will be open from 11am until 4:30pm and the attractions include a Battle of Britain memorial flypast, vintage stalls, members of the Churchill Warriors local history group, ‘Victory Rolls’ hairdresser, and actors in period costumes. For more details see our website https://www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/vintage-weekend.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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Our 2023 special events are on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events