MK2 Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9046
Progress on the Disabled access coach is doing well with us currently getting quotes in for the vinyl floor which will be installed. The brackets for seating have been installed in the seating area and the disabled access compartment is being painted in BR Cream.
MK2 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) coaches
Post Polar deep cleaning continues in the coaches in preparation for the running season.
BR Class 08 diesel 08757 "Eagle"
The No. 2 head has been removed and inspected. There is a visible crack in it so a new one is now being sourced.
Class 144 Pacer No. 144013
An issue has arisen with the motors not taking power. Members of the traction department are currently identifying where the problem is.
Ruston and Hornsby 0-4-0 diesel mechanical No. 382824 "Hector"
Work on the overhaul continues. A new trolley has been acquired to house an engine and compressor.
Permanent Way (P-Way)
Rail is being uncovered and brought back to the yard from the track bed between Horsehay and Dawley station and Doseley Halt. Once in the yard the rail will be sorted into useable and scrap.
More lineside vegetation clearing and burning has taken place.
Tidying up of the back yard and 'Cosford' shed continues in preparation for a container move in the next couple of weeks
Wood has been stacked at the woodstore, ready to be cut into the right size for lighting up our steam engine.
Thanks to Ben, Martin and Dave for the additional information used in this update.
The dates for our 2023 driver, guard and footplate experiences are now available on our website.
Please book early as these tend to sell out fast!
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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 of April with our Alice’s Adventures to Wonderland event.