The loco shed has been tidied for the delivery of two machines that have been donated to the railway from Valco Cincinnati at Hortonwood. These will greatly enhance our engineering capabilities, and we are grateful for their generosity and support.
The final cleaning of the Polar coaches has taken place, ready for the rehearsal trains this weekend.
The large marquee has been erected at Spring Village, and the snowball and commercial areas are being kitted out. The waffle shack and catering trailer are in place at Railway House. The tearoom has been decorated and a new table has been fitted in the kitchen. All the golden tickets have been posted out our customers who will be receiving them shortly.
Stock has been shunted at Lawley to ready for the TOAD to be moved there to provide accommodation for security. A safe waking route has also been created.
Lighting has been installed in Heathhill Tunnel and at Lawley for the North Pole set and Christmas Tree.
A two minute silence was observed at 11am on Remembrance Sunday
Thanks to Dave, Ben and Irene for the additional information used in this update.
We are now closed until Friday 24th November, when we start running our Polar Express 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