Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9406
The carriage has been cleared of rubbish, the bar area has been rebuilt and the seat carcasses are being refitted.
2ft gauge steam tram
The tram’s side panels have been rubbed down in preparation for painting.
Post holders for the uprights of the tram leanto shed have been concreted into position.
Ruston & Hornsby DM Class 88DS No. 382824 “Hector”
Hector was started up for the first time since last year’s diesel gala. After the engine was warm, some injector cleaner was added into the fuel mix which, together with a new filter, to clear the injectors and try to cut down on some of the smoke issues.
BR Class 03 No. D2051.
The cab door locks have been fixed and the doors secured. With regard to the seized engine, the injectors have been removed and the piston rings in the bores have been soaked in diesel. The owners plan is to start work on the engine in April, when the weather (hopefully) starts to improve.
12t Vanfit (Ventilated Fruit Van) No. B758542
The box van was jet washed to remove as much flaky paint and debris as possible
The new lathe has been wired in
The crane wagon was brought back into the shed to move the milling machine
More sleepers were dechaired and stacked in the car park and are now for sale
Six more dumper loads of top soil were moved to the Phoenix Miniature railway to help with their landscaping.
The first Veterans breakfast of 2024 took place on Sunday, with around 20 military veterans and their families enjoying a cooked breakfast and cups of tea or coffee in the Furnaces Tearoom.
Pallets continue to be broken up to restock the wood store after Polar.
Thanks you to Doug, Ben, Jacob and Andrew for the additional information used in this update.
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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