Happy New Year and thank you for 2015

Everyone here at the Telford Steam Railway would like to thank all our visitors and supporters for your continued support in what has been a momentous 2015. We hope to enjoy your continued support in what promises to be another challenging and exciting year in 2016. We look forward to welcoming you in 2016 to what we hope is a …

Santa, his Special Train and a distinctly Red Breasted early bird!

As Sat 5th Dec approaches bringing with it the first day of running our Santa Specials, ticket sales are gathering pace. With over 1100 tickets already sold we are well on course to easily surpass last years total and we would hate for anyone to miss out. There are still plenty of seats available and we would urge people to …

Barney visits Telford Steam Railway

Tuesday 17th November saw the second of the United Kingdom’s named storms “Barney” batter the Telford area with gusting wind speeds of upto 70mph! In a similar manner to the public rail network the Telford Steam Railway is also impacted by severe weather.  While we don’t have to worry about getting people home from work, we still have great pride …

‘Rocket’ Fighting Fund…..And the Winner is! Update 22/11/15

On Fri 20th Nov 2015 our Peckett 0-4-0 saddle tank loco ‘Rocket’ succesfully passed her steam test after its recent overhaul. This was an amazing achievement as at one point it looked as if we would have to either substitute services with a diesel loco or to hire in a standby loco. Thanks to the herculean efforts of Kevin Jones, …

Visit Santa on a Steam Train? Christmas at Telford Steam Railway

With Halloween becoming a distant memory and Fireworks coming to a close, it’s just 6 weeks until Christmas and what better way to kick off the festive season than booking tickets to ride a Steam Train to Father Christmas’ Grotto? This year Telford Steam Railway sees the return of our Santa Specials event each weekend in December up until Christmas. Tickets …

Rocket

‘Rocket’ Fighting Fund…..Counting the Coins! Update 06/11/15

After the recent boiler exam on our loco ‘Rocket’ revealed that a number of repairs needed to be carried out to some broken ‘stays’ before it could return to steam so a ‘Fighting Fund’ was set up to finance this work. The work is expected to be finished in time for our Santa Specials. We still have a way to …

Book Your Santa Special Tickets Now!

Tickets are selling quick! Click Here To Book Santa Special Tickets We have had a tremendous first couple of days with our online ticket sales for our fantastic 2015 Santa Specials Season so we recommend you to book your seats now to avoid disappointment! Our most popular days are the weekend closest to Christmas but I would like to remind …

Online ticket sales – Opening day glitch! Problem solved!

Today Mon 2nd Nov saw our online ticket sales of Santa tickets go live. It quickly became apparent that there was a system glitch randomly affecting ticket sales. It was quickly traced to a problem within PayPal’s own systems which was affecting our online ordering facility. The decision was taken to close down all online sales and to cancel all …

BBC Home Away From Home, Tues 20th Oct 2015…..and a 10/10 it is!

Today was the day that saw the Telford Steam Railway become a national TV star with a comprehensive appearance on the Home Away From Home show on BBC 1. For those of you that missed it you can still see the show here on the BBC iPlayer BBC Home Away From Home or take a look at the video below for …

BBC One Home Away From Home…..The TSR becomes a national star

Recently the Telford Steam Railway was proud to host a BBC film crew to film an episode of their extremely popular program, Home Away From Home. We were caught on the hop a bit with a very late notice request but in the best spirit of the railway we were able to host them and provide everything they requested. The …