The four Tourist Standard Open (TSO) coaches that will be in use for our Polar Express Trains (5148, 5193, 5220 and 5222) have been shunted into the correct formation and moved into Spring Village station platform so that preparation for Polar can continue.
On Saturday seven volunteers were on site to carry out deep cleaning of the coaches. Much was done, and we are grateful for their hard work. The team will be back off Sunday to continue this unglamorous but vital job.
The reindeer have been given a thorough examination, and passed fit for use with Santa’s sleigh at the North Pole.
A Polar meeting between organisers and volunteers has taken place to make sure everyone is up to date with the latest developments
Permanent Way (P-Way)
Track has started to be relaid south of Horsehay and Dawley station. This is bullhead rail and concrete sleepers. Over 80ft was laid on Sunday and more track will be laid over the next weekend. We do not plan to lay track all the way to the Barrow Crossing until next year.
British Rail Class 08 Diesel 08757 ‘Eagle’
Preparation for Polar Express duties has started. An engine inspection has taken place, and the radiator and frames cleaned.
Telford Steam Railway had a stand at the Telford Railway Modelers Group Exhibition on Saturday. We had a very busy and successful day.
Thank you to Dave, Marian, Mark and Ben for the additional information and photographs used in this update.
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.
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