Permanent Way and Infrastructure
The drainage pipes have now been laid into the Horsehay and Dawley platform area. Catch pits have also been installed at regular intervals along the line. The temporary stairs in front of the signal box base have been carefully removed for the next catch pit to be put in.
Lineside clearance continues just north of Number 1 point, with brash and branches cut back to improve sight lines. The recent weed killing program along the line has been successful.
The mini dumper has had a service with oil and filters changed. The 5 ton dumper has had some repairs done to it and will be assisting top with the drainage work this week.
Further progress has been made on the privately owned 20DL 2 foot diesel locomotive. The engine has been started and it is hoped to be in service next year.
Tourist Standard Open (TSO) No. 5220.
After work has been completed in the toilet cubicle, this carriage needs a deep clean before it can ever enter service on our Polar Express trains
Brake Standard Open (BSO) No 9406
More preparation has taken place ready for the new flooring to be installed (when it is received)
Work is being undertaken to make new fencing that will be installed at Spring Village station on the platform extension.
Fencing has also been installed and painted at Horsehay and Dawley station
Pacer No 142058 was in action on Sunday. Thankfully the rain stayed away and we enjoyed good passenger numbers. Tours of our loco shed to see Peckett and Sons steam engine No 1722 “Rocket”, Ruston and Hornsby diesel hydraulic No. 525947 “Rusty” and GWR 56XX 0-6-2 No. 5619 proved to be very popular.
The railway is next open on Sunday 13th August, when North British diesel hydraulic No. 27414 “TOM” 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
Our next special event is our vintage day on Saturday 26th August. The railway will be open from 11am until 4:30pm and the attractions include a Battle of Britain memorial flypast, vintage stalls, vintage cars, members of the Churchill Warriors local history group, ‘Victory Rolls’ hairdresser, and actors in period costumes. For more details see our website https://www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/vintage-weekend.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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Our 2023 special events are on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events