Lawley extension – Works update 15/03/15, The next train departing…..

An overdue update sees major changes undertaken at Lawley where volunteers from the Telford Steam Railway have been working hard irrespective of the weather. At one point it looked as if the planned re-opening may be delayed as the site had turned in to a veritable quagmire. But through sheer determination and hard graft we have been able to stay …

Lawley extension – Works update 15/02/15

Another weekend and another working party and another major chunk of the outstanding work completed to enable us to start running trains to Lawley. Today was a milestone for us as the major works in constructing the platform were completed. We can now turn our attentions to the installation of the platform surface and the construction of the access path. …

The Railway Magazine, February 2015

In this months edition of ‘The Railway Magazine’ our work here at the Telford Steam Railway has been recognised by the inclusion of a five page article in the ‘Lazarus Lines’ series. It accurately highlights all that we are trying to achieve here at the TSR and shows, through the mainstream railway media, that we are very much ‘open for …

Lawley extension – Works update 08/02/15

Once again today we had an excellent turn out at Lawley. The concrete sleepers that are being used to retain the back fill behind the platform are in place along the full length with six stacks completed and back filling complete. The other stacks are in various stages of completion and if there is another turn out of volunteers next …

Lawley extension – Works update 01/02/15

Despite how cold it was today we had a good turn out at Lawley. The final uprights for the platform are in, all the cross members cut and are in place. The first row of concrete sleepers that are being used to retain the back fill behind the platform are in place along the full length and the second row …

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 …