Paul Hughes, Chairman of Telford Steam Railway, was saddened to read in the Daily Telegraph this week that mainline rail companies were not going to be clipping tickets anymore. Clipping of tickets is a tradition that goes back 150 years and was brought in to indicate that a ticket had been used. The article in the Telegraph explained that ticket inspectors were suffering from Repetitive Strain Injury in their wrists as a result of having to clip hundreds of tickets a day.
In response to the news Paul said “We at Telford Steam Railway will be proud to carry the tradition on, and preserve it for future generations”, Paul then went on to pledge to visitors “Telford Steam Railway will always clip single use tickets, and in fact during our Christmas event ‘The Polar Express Train Ride’ an important part of the experience will be that each Golden Ticket will be clipped with a letter shape, just like the film”.
Telford Steam Railway is located in Horsehay, Telford. Trains operate each Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
The Polar Express Train Ride at Telford Steam Railway runs during December 2016 and more information can be found at https://midlandsthepolarexpressride.com/