A massive thank you to Alfie, Rachael and family for raising £230 by doing a sponsored walk to the top of the Wrekin. The money that Alfie, who is three, has raised has been match funded by the National Westminster Bank Plc, so an amazing £460 will be donated to the Steam Tram boiler fund. What a star Alfie is!
Permanent way and Infrastructure
Work continues at Lawley, with the platform edge now completely removed and the infill behind cleared.
The platform road at Spring Village has been weeded and tidied up.
New permanent fencing is being built for the platform extension at Spring Village
Drainage work at Horsehay and Dawley is nearly complete. The benefits of the new drainage system can already be seen.
Fencing at Horsehay and Dawley station continues to be cleaned and painted.
Shunter, Induction and PTS training has taken place for a has taken place for established, and new, volunteers.
Tinsel has been dropped off at Lawley for storage (Christmas and the Polar Express isn’t that far away!)
The Old Loco Shed is gradually being tidied up to create more useable space
Thank you to Ben and Shaun for the additional information provided for this update
The railway is next open on Sunday 20th August, when British Railways Class 08 diesel No. 08757 “Eagle” 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, actors in period costumes and singers. For more details see our website https://www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/vintage-weekend.html
Tickets (£10 Adults, £8 Children and £30 family (2 adults and 2 Children)) can be bought on the day or pre booked at
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
Our 2023 special events are on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events