Some of the locomotives that may be seen at Telford Steam Railway

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About

Telford Steam Railway (TSR) operates over part of the former Wellington to Craven Arms railway line. For most of its working life the line was operated by the Great Western Railway and Western Region of British Railways until passenger services ended on 23 July 1962.

TSR has been providing heritage rail travel since 1984. We operate mainly on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays (some Saturdays for special events, check our website for full details) from Easter until the end of September. Our trains are hauled by heritage steam or diesel locomotives.

Free parking is available at our Spring Village station (TF4 2NF), where the first departure is at 11am. You do not need to prebook, just turn up and pay once to ride all day!

Trains leave Spring Village for a journey of about a mile up a steep gradient and through Heath Hill tunnel to Lawley Station. After a short stop the train leaves to travel to Horsehay and Dawley station. Here, our Furnaces Tearoom (serving hot and cold drinks and snacks) and large model railway exhibition can be visited. Passengers can then re-join the train to return to Spring Village.

In addition to our standard gauge running line, TSR also operates a narrow gauge steam tram around a circuit of track adjacent to Horsehay Pool.

The Phoenix Model Railway Engineering Society also operates their 5-inch miniature railway at our Spring Village site (additional charges apply).

We have many special events and experiences planned throughout the operating season. There is something for everyone at our railway, whether you are a train enthusiast, or a young family looking for a great value day out.

We also run our very popular Polar Express trains on selected dates in November and December. This is a magical experience for all the family and as such, tickets tend to sell out quickly.

Please see www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk and Facebook page for more details and regular news updates.

All subject to availability. Telford Steam Railway and TSRE21 reserve the right to suspend, cancel, or amend any of the attractions, events or locomotives without notice if required.

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket (All Day)£10.00 per ticket type
Children£7.00 per ticket type
Family (All Day)£32.00 per ticket type

Telford Steam Railway is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Easter until the end of September.

Ticket prices for are normal running are:
£10 Adult (All Day)
£ 7 Children (2-16) (All Day)
£32 Family - 2 x Adult, 2 x Child (All Day)

An all day ticket will cover you for travel for the entire day. This means you can hop on and off our services as you wish.
As well as unlimited travel, your ticket gives you entry into our large model railway exhibition, unlimited rides on our 2ft narrow gauge railway (planned to reopen in 2024 - check before you travel) and small artifacts museum (when open).

These prices may change if you travel on an event day.

We also offer great value season passes (which pay for themselves after just 4 visits) and membership to the railway. Please contact us or speak to one of our volunteers when you come and visit us!

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets - A fully Accessible toilet is available at our Spring Village station.
  • Age friendly
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Assistance dogs our welcomed at the railway and on our trains. We only ask that they do not climb into the seats, thank you.
  • Ramp / Level Access - All of our platforms are wheelchair accessible. Some our stock us unable to take wheelchairs so please check before you travel. If you can walk with assistance, one of our volunteers can be on hand to help.
  • Wheelchair accessible

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Available at Horsehay & Dawley Station serving breakfast until 12pm, hot and cold meals, hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks and ice creams. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Drinking water for dogs provided.
  • Picnic Site - Picnic area adjacent to Horsehay Pool at Spring Village. Can you find all the wooden animals on display?

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Available at Spring Village station only Post code for Sat Navs, TF4 2NF What3words - branded.crawler.dumplings
  • Parking (free) -

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Approx length of visit - Approximately 2 hours
  • Groups Accepted - Please phone us beforehand if planning to attend in groups of over 20 people.
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties - Please ring or email us beforehand to arrange the visit
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted - We just respectfully ask that dogs are not allowed onto the seats whilst on the train. Thank you. Drinking water for dogs is provided at the Furnaces Tearoom
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets - Toilets available at Spring Village (accessible) Toilets available at Model Railway exhibition (not accessible) There are no toilet facilities available on our trains.
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • In countryside - We are in Horsehay, close to Ironbridge
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Season

  • April - We are open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter until the end of September.

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - This may not always be available on day of travel. Please contact us before hand or pop down and ask. Our volunteers always do their best to help.
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - This may not always be available on day of travel. Please contact us before hand or pop down and ask. Our volunteers always do their best to help.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

We are about 10 minutes away from the Telford Town Centre and around 8 minutes from the Ironbridge Gorge. Telford has great links to the M54 and A5.

We have free car parking available at Spring Village Station (TF4 2NF) . There is no car parking at our Lawley or Horsehay and Dawley stations.

Public Transport Directions

Railways - Telford Central Railway Station is approximately 4 miles from Spring Village

Buses - Arriva Buses 19/19A  service will drop you off directly opposite the railway at Spring Village.

This information is given in good faith. Telford Steam Railway accepts no responsibility for the non running or changes made to these services

 

Telford Steam Railway

Type:Steam Railway

The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Road, Horsehay, TELFORD, Shropshire, TF4 2NF
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Opening Times

Running Season (31 Mar 2024 - 29 Sept 2024)

* Telford Steam Railway is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays (some Saturdays for special events) from Easter until the end of September.

We also operate several special events across our operating season. You can check out our website here for more info: http://www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/events

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