MK 2 Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9046
The internal window surrounds have been completed. Painting and staining of interior walls continues, and some floor panels have been lifted ready for replacement. Wood for the bar area has arrived and this has started to be built.
MK2 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) Nos. 5193 and 5148
These two coaches are planned to be in service at our Alice’s adventures to Wonderland event. Internal cleaning and maintenance is continuing.
BR Class 08 diesel No. 08757 “Eagle”
The refurbished head cylinder has been fitted to the engine. An improved oil filter system is being fabricated which will improve maintenance and performance of the loco.
BR class 37 diesel No. 37263.
A new automatic voltage regulator has been fitted, and tested.
LMS CCTZ 6 wheel covered wagon
Having been moved last week. Everything above the chassis has now been removed (as the new owners requested). Some metal work and salvageable items have been kept, the rest has been either scrapped or burnt. It arrived at the railway over 40 years ago but has had little work done to it during that time. Hopefully it will now have a more positive future.
Tele handler training is taking place over concurrent weekends. Training to use the crane wagon will shortly take place as well.
Tidying of the site continues, with more wood being cut ready for lighting up purposes.
With thanks to Doug and Dave for the additional information provided for this update
A volunteer open day will take place on Sunday 26th March. A morning (10am) and afternoon (1pm) 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.
Please 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 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.