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Telford Steam Railway

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Bridge Road, Horsehay
The Old Loco Shed


Tel : +44 07816 762790

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Telford Steam Railway is based at ""Horsehay and Dawley"" station and goods yard in Telford, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Originally on the Great Western branchline from Wellington to Craven Arms via Ironbridge. The site at Horsehay has a longer history, being at the site of one of the Coalbrookdale Companies first blast furnaces. A narrow gauge tramway served the surrounding ironworks and mines, originally wooden railed, but replaced by some of the first iron ones in the world. The furnaces gave way to steel works and eventually becoming a crane manufacturer who utilised rail transport until the early eighties.

The goods yard at Horsehay and Dawley was acquired in 1983 and along with the goods transhipment shed dating from 1860, is now the operating base of Telford Steam Railway. Since then much has happened, regular trains operate on all Sundays from Easter to the end of September along the original line as far as Heath Hill Tunnel. This line is being extended in both directions to eventually return to the Ironbridge Gorge. Our season now includes many enthusiast and family ""special events"", such as Teddy Bears picnics and Transport Galas. We operate a unique narrow gauge steam tram, built for Telford Town Park, but now based at Horsehay, giving rides around the edge of Horsehay Pool. We also exhibit an extensive model railway display and the affiliated Phoenix Model Engineers operate a 5-inch gauge miniature railway. Our souvenir shop has much to offer including Thomas toys, books and items to interest older railway enthusiasts!

We run Santa Specials on the last three weekends before Christmas which takes you to Santa's Grotto to see Santa. To get more details or book tickets for these events or others, call our sales line on 07765 858348. Special rates for gala events.

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By Road

From junction 6 of the M54 head towards Much Wenlock

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By Public Transport

From Telford Central station it is 3 milestoTelford Steam Railway.

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Telford Steam Railway facilities include:

  • First aid facilities
  • Smoking permitted in some areas
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for young children
  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Café/restaurant
  • Picnic site
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Groups accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size
  • TIC staff admitted free
  • Toilets

Telford Steam Railway accessibility includes:

  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
  • Ramp/level access
  • Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
  • Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point

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