A big thank you to the 931 visitors who came to see us on our open day to close the season! To put it into perspective there were 51 stations on the mainline who saw less passengers in the WHOLE of 2016, than Spring Village saw in 6 hours! Here are a few of our […]
Author: Phil Neal
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
Are you looking for evening (15:00 to 21:00 approx) paid theatrical work in December? Why not join us and be part of a dedicated team of memory makers for our showcase event! Auditions are being held 6 & 7th May 2017 at Telford Steam Railway. 4 types of roles are available (chef/ hobo/ conductors/ hero) Chef/Hobo and […]
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 […]
Polar Express : Why do we do it? Three days into selling Polar Express Tickets for 2017, and with nearly 50% of available tickets bought, we thought it would be a good time to explain a bit about why a small, 100% volunteer run Steam Railway, decided to take on such a mammoth event. Who […]
It is at this time of year, as we head towards the AGM, that we like to think about what we accomplished over the past year and what we are hoping for the next. 2016 was an exceptionally successful year for Telford Steam Railway. Easter saw an increase in visitor numbers over 2015, and […]