Lawley extension – Works update 18/01/15

With much surprise at the continued mild weather and the excellent turnout of volunteers an amazing amount of proress has been made on our Lawley extension. The jacking, packing and ballasting has been 95% completed with only some minor adjustments needed then the final top coat putting down. Roughly 50% of the platform facing supports are now in and hopefully …

2014 Santa Trains postscript

During our highly successful 2014 Santa Specials we extended an invitation to the Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes to attend with an information stand and an array of blood bikes to demonstrate to our visitors the work that they do. The actual task of arranging their visit was carried out by our very own Mark Grinyer. Not only is he …

Operation ‘Money for old rope’ ….. (Or paper, metal, etc.)

As we start the new year of 2015 a reminder of how you can help the Telford Steam Railway raise much needed funds. Like many heritage railways and charities we at the TSR raise money through the collection and disposal of waste paper and scrap metal. So we ask all of you who live in the borough of Telford & …

Railcar of the Year award and recognition

The Telford Steam Railway is pleased to announce the recent award and recognition in the restoration of the resident Class 108 DMU unit belonging to Ian Heighway and Kevin Jones. The 108 was submitted for recognition and an award in the recent Railcar of the Year 2014 which is held and organized by the The Railcar Association. The Railcar Association …