MK2 Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9046
Work continues on the guard's exterior double doors. No further work with the floor this week as we are obtaining prices for work and materials. The consensus is to go with the original floor design.
An external door has been replaced.
BR class 08 diesel 08757 "Eagle"
More oil has been drained, and cleaning of the engine compartment has commenced. The oil pump continues to be fitted and wired in. The oil filters are being cleaned. Hopefully, a replacement cylinder has been sourced and will arrive at the railway soon.
Permanent Way (P-Way)
More lineside clearance has taken place along the line. The volunteers did a great job of cutting the brash back above the drainage channel, which not only makes the lineside look neat and tidy, but also allows the water to drain away quicker. We plan to continue this work along the whole of the line.
Rail has continued to be brought up from the track bed between the Barrow Crossing and Doseley Halt. Around 30 lengths were moved this weekend. A sleeper 'pad' has been installed at the end of the line to enable our road/rail vehicles to get on and off the track easier.
Tidying up of the Cosford shed continues with a new stores area being created (after the building had been weather proofed first).
The woodstore (depleted after Polar) is being restocked with wood cut to the correct length for lighting up our steam engines.
A volunteer open day will take place on Sunday 26th March. A morning and afternoon session will take place for prospective new volunteers and members, to see the work that we do and the mental and physical benefits that volunteering at the railway can bring. Visitors will be able to see our steam and diesel locomotives, visit a coach undergoing restoration, see P-Way demonstrations and enjoy a brake van ride to Horsehay and Dawley station. At all times, existing volunteers will be on hand to explain and discuss their roles and answer any questions. Please see our website for full information.
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Our 2023 special events are now on our website: www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events
The railway is currently closed to the public. We reopen on the 8th April with our Alice’s Adventures to Wonderland event.