Volunteer Liaison Officer update
Permanent Way and Infrastructure
Contractors are now on site leveling and preparing the ground to install new drainage between Horsehay & Dawley station and the Barrow Crossing. After many months of planning and preparation, this is the start of relaying track back to Doseley Halt which, depending on funds and volunteers, we hope to achieve within the next 3-5 years. Getting to Doseley will pretty much double the length of our running line to two miles, and will be a massive achievement for our railway, volunteers and supporters. If you can, your help and financial support towards this goal would be very welcome, and will us to achieve it much quicker.
Pacers 144013, 142004 and 142058
All 3 Pacers were in action over the weekend at our popular Multiple Mayhem event. On Saturday, the last train saw 142004 and 142058 working in tandem to form a four car unit. This was the first time this had happened at Telford. 142058 is likely to be the unit in use when required, during the rest of the season.
Class 108 Diesel Multiple Unit
This unit was also in action over the weekend, and covered the bulk of the Sunday departures as this was the last time that the it will be in use on the railway this year.
GWR 56XX 0-6-2 No. 5619
Repairs to this loco are progressing.
Telford Steam Railway is proud to announce that Meadowdale Nurseries have sponsored a flowerbed on Spring Village station and provided fertilizer, plants and bark for our volunteer gardeners to use. We are very grateful for the support that Meadowdale Nurseries have given us, and we look forward to working together with them in the future.
Thanks to Ben and Paul for the additional information used in this update
The railway is next open on Sunday 18th June when BR Class 08 diesel shunter 08757 ‘Eagle’ will 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)
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 now on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events