Permanent Way and infrastructure
The regular track walk took place again on Sunday. No deer were spotted this time
The lighting has been fixed in the accessible toilet at Spring Village.
The contractors are still working to install the new drainage pipes between Horsehay and Dawley station and the barrow crossing. A ballast cleaning machine is at Doseley so that the ballast can be reused.
The car park at the rear of the tearoom has started to be tidied up. A large amount of wood and rubbish has been removed and recycled.
GWR 56XX No 5619
Repairs are continuing.
Pacers 144013, 142058 and 142004
All 3 units have been started up, checked over and maintained. All 3 Pacer units are currently operational.
On Saturday, the railway ran its very popular Princesses event. So many people attended that we needed to double the number of carriages used on our trains.
Many of our visitors came in fancy dress, and they met and talked to many Princesses on the train and were able to have their photograph taken with them. A face painter was based in the waiting room at Horsehay and Dawley, which is not usually open to the public. Hopefully we will be able to open it on a more regular basis.
The trains were full, and everyone had a great time, despite the rain showers. We have received very positive feedback already and this is something that we will do again next year.
Trains were hauled by our class 08 diesel “Eagle”
Thank you to Shaun and Dave for the additional information used in this update
Our next special event is our model railway exhibition on Sunday 30th July at Horsehay Village Hall and Spring Village station. Including layouts from N to G scale,
Collectible toy displays, Miniature Railway and display, standard gauge trains running, trade support, society stands, TSR shop and refreshments.
Combined tickets (entrance to model railway exhibition and standard gauge trains), Adults £12, concessions £10, Child £8, Family (2+2) £30.
See https://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/event/y2023/25450-TelfordSteamRailway_Exhibition for more details.
The railway is again open on Sunday 23rd July when British Railways Class 08 diesel No. 08757 ‘Eagle’ 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
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
Our 2023 special events are on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events