News Update:

The Grinch Strikes Again! 

It seems that pesky Grinch has struck again and this time has taken out Rocket, our beloved Steam Engine and made him poorly. Our Elves are working hard to fix Rocket as quickly as possible but until then we will be relying on our trusty Diesel Engine. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. 

Sold Out! 

We are now completely sold out! 
All tickets MUST be pre-bought as there are no walk on fares available on the day.

As always December is a special time of year and if last year is anything to go by then this year is shaping up to be extra special. In the run up to Christmas Santa Claus and his merry band of helpers will be making special appearances here at the Telford Steam Railway. Special services will convey excited visitors, young and old, by steam heritage train to see Santa in his grotto.

Services will run on the following Saturday and Sundays in December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th.

Tickets allow for one return trip per person on the specially decorated Santa train as well as rides on our narrow gauge Elf Tram.


Children will get to see Santa and receive a gift whilst grown ups will be able to indulge in a complimentary mince pie and hot drink.


You can also take the time to browse our well stocked Gift Shop for a wide range of gifts ideal for all the family. The ever popular Thomas the Tank Engine range now includes the most popular locomotives with track packs and accessory sets. Thomas branded clothing includes bodywarmers, pyjama’s, tee shirts, socks and much more. We also a stock a fine range of railway interest hardback books as well as more suitable story books for the younger enthusiasts and a selection of gifts for those Ladies whose interest does not quite stretch to trains. Our prices are very competitive and all monies raised goes to the Telford Steam Railway. So grab yourself a bargain for Christmas and support us at the same time.


This year you can buy tickets online! Have a look at the available seats below, and click the “Buy Tickets” button. You will be forwarded to our store. Once purchased bring your printed order with you on the day at the allotted time.  Tickets can also be purchased from our Gift Shop at our Spring Village station which is open Tues evening 6:00 – 7:00pm. If you have any issues please email

Seats are at a premium and all tickets are for a specific service so please ensure you turn up in plenty of time to travel. Tickets are priced at £7.00 each and will go on sale on the 2nd November. There will be discounted tickets of £6.50 for all tickets purchased in November for travel on the 5th & 6th December. Ticket prices are the same for adults and children under 16 years of age. Children aged 2 years and under can travel for free unless their parents want them to receive a gift from Santa in which case they are charged as a normal child fare. All our childrens presents are ranged according to gender and age and are beautifully gift wrapped to add to the surprise.

We also like to show our support for our wonderful Armed Forces personnel and their families. Tickets are £6.50 to serving personnel on production of a valid service identity card. Tickets are not available by telephone or online and must be purchased in person from our shop.


Please look at our timetable of Santa Train services for the month of December. Next to each advertised departure is the available number of places and this will be updated continuously as tickets are sold.

Please be advised that all journeys MUST start at Spring Village. Lawley station will only be open for viewing and for passengers alighting on their return journey home. You will not be allowed to board the train at Lawley.

Saturday 19th December
Time Seats Remaining
10:00 [seats sku=’19121501′]
11:00 [seats sku=’19121502′]
12:00 [seats sku=’19121503′]
13:30 [seats sku=’19121504′]
14:30 [seats sku=’19121505′]
15:30 [seats sku=’19121506′]
16:30 [seats sku=’19121507′]
buy tickets
Sunday 20th December
Time Seats Remaining
10:00 [seats sku=’20121501′]
11:00 [seats sku=’20121502′]
12:00 [seats sku=’20121503′]
13:30 [seats sku=’20121504′]
14:30 [seats sku=’20121505′]
15:30 [seats sku=’20121506′]
16:30 [seats sku=’20121507′]
buy tickets

All tickets MUST be pre-bought as there are no walk on fares available on the day. Please be advised that we can get extremely busy and that queues are likely whilst waiting to see Santa. Please be patient and be aware that all our staff are unpaid volunteers. They strive to do their best and will go out of their way to help you and your family to enjoy the day.


Photos are provided with thanks from Robert Palmer.


Your ticket is only valid for a specific departure. If you are late and you miss your scheduled departure then there may be a wait for the next available service. Please ensure sufficient travelling time to the Telford Steam Railway to catch your booked departure. Refunds will only be given if a service is cancelled for operational requirements. Please note that diesel haulage may be substituted for steam haulage at short notice. Please check the latest news updates on our website before travelling.

The Telford Steam Railway reserves the right to amend or cancel a service at short notice for operational reasons.