Congratulations to our volunteer Dave J, who has successfully passed out as a steam locomotive driver. Dave is a welcome addition to the driving roster, just in time for the Polar Express! Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen.
Tourist Standard Open (TSO) coaches
The ‘cleaning gang’ were out in force again on Sunday, and did a great job cleaning and decorating the coaches ready for Polar Express. Having more volunteers involved this year is really paying off, and we are very grateful for your help and support.
Permanent Way (P-Way) and Infrastructure
The track laid last weekend has been jacked and packed, and another 40ft of track has been relaid, making over 120ft of track laid so far. More concrete sleepers have been brought down from the headshunt, ready for next weekend. The new drainage is working, despite the heavy downpours recently, meaning P-Way can continue.
First Aid training has taken place for volunteers on Saturday. This is the first of a number of training days to provide our volunteers with a basic understanding of first aid, and how and when to apply it.
The 3rd Veterans breakfast took place on Sunday, with everyone enjoying good food and company at the Furnaces Tearoom.
We met with representatives of Bridgnorth CAMRA on Sunday, to discuss the possibility of running a small beer festival next year. It was great to meet them and show them around our railway. Could something happen? Watch this space!
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.
Sign up at