55 Years ago today!

On the 21st July 1962 the Wellington to Craven Arms branch saw it’s last passenger service out of preservation, the line official closed on 22nd July but as it was a Sunday no passenger services ran. As a preserved railway we only open to the public on Sundays so it’s all turned around now! Loving a bit of nostalgia here …

Sleeper Coach – open for bookings!

New for this year! After some delays to progress we are pleased to announce that the Mk3 Sleeper coach, that resides in the center of the tram track, is ready for use by visitors. We recommend visiting during the running season (Easter to September) but can make accommodation available outside of these date.     A bit of history: A total …

Volunteer Open Day – 15th July

Ever thought of Volunteering? Telford Steam Railway is entirely run and managed by volunteers. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and have a wide of variety of different skills, but we all work together to make Telford Steam Railway what it is. As we start to think about extending our operations, make site improvements, and prepare for Polar …


Service Update – 4/6/2017 – Diesel Service

This is just a quick update to let you know that this Sunday, 4th June 2017, we will be running a Diesel service instead of the scheduled steam service due to unforeseen operational circumstances.

Visit Telford Steam Railway this Bank Holiday

Why not come and visit Telford Steam Railway this Bank Holiday! Take a journey aboard our Rocket Steam Train ideal fun for the whole family! Be sure to grab a bite to eat from our cosy Cafe and visit our Model Railway too! We look forward to seeing you!

Service Update for 21st May – Rocket back in service!

  Visitors may have noticed we have been running a diesel service for a few weeks due to Rocket having a few minor issues that needed fixing. We are pleased to announce she is back in service from this weekend, and looking forward to seeing you all again!


7th May 2017 Service Update – Diesel Service this weekend

A quick update that we will be running a diesel service for the next few weeks. Rocket has unfortunately been taken out of service due to an issue found when undergoing regular maintenance. We will give further updates once we have more information on the repairs that are required.

We’d Appreciate Your Support – Vandalism at Telford Steam Railway

Recently Telford Steam Railway was unfortunately the target of mindless vandalism. Unfortunately the cost to the charity for the repairs is estimated at £5000+ and that is why we would really appreciate your support in helping to raise these funds. Our railway is a registered charity operated by volunteers who pour their hearts and souls into preserving our heritage railway for …

Join Us For The First Day Of The Season & Meet TOM!

Today is our first running day of the 2017 season! We have been looking forward to getting back into the official running season since we closed our doors in September last year so why not join us today! It’s also a special day for Tom (NORTH BRITISH 0-4-0 NO. 27414), who regular visitors will know has been undergoing restoration and conversion …

Vandalism 12 April 2017

Normally we only like to post good news, this time we are very disappointed to be sharing bad news. On the evening of Wednesday 12th April 2017 Telford Steam Railway was struck with some mindless vandalism and on the 13th. And as volunteers were cleaning up, the perpetrators who are believed to be 3 children Aged 12/13, returned and threatened …