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Telford Steam Railway - Latest news

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by marsa69, Dec 30, 2014.

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  1. lil Bear

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    Ahh the office for Friday (and a couple more days of December...).

    Be nice to reacquaint with the TSR gang, certainly a good group of people there.
     
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    Just had a fantastic time volunteering at my first ‘Polar Express’ season at Telford. I loved every single minute and it was great to make some new friends with the Churnet Valley folk as well.

    A merry Christmas and happy new year to all Nat Pres members

    all the best

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    Hello all

    Just wanted to give you an update on some of what’s been going on at Telford since the end of the Polar Express in December.


    One of the 12 ton vans has been refurbished and repainted. It looks fantastic. I think it is just waiting to have G W put on the sides now FAA67DC6-D233-4380-A73C-64CC9DAE91FB.jpeg A couple of track panels have been lifted and the ground dug out and refilled. Old sleepers have been replaced with concrete ones, Spent today helping to level and pack the track ready for final ballasting . 280DE248-5E5E-4AB1-AEFB-3D4AFC4B503E.jpeg In the shed, Ruston & Hornsby 0-4-0 DH No 525347 Rusty is being rubbed down ready for a repaint. I’ve heard that it might be given a new livery.

    Rolling stock and locos are gradually being cleaned ready for the the 2020 season which starts over the Easter weekend.
     
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    Hello all, I hope everyone is safe and well.

    Not sure what @Victor will say;) but Telford Steam Railway has this week taken delivery of a Pacer unit. Here it is, sitting in the sun at Spring Village today.
    6833FCC2-2023-4A05-B574-56C7BF4D562E.jpeg The far end faces our other operational DMU. Between the two you might notice the track work going on. One small silver lining of not being open is that it has given us time to replace all the sleepers alongside the platform at Spring Hill. Today we were finishing off ‘jack and pack’ ballasting ready to tamp down next week. There is always plenty to do, even if we are not running trains. 85F3BCED-B54D-4114-A97B-A40F45B3197F.jpeg best wishes

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    Well theres got to be some heritage lines for preservationists who have a softspot for saving some of the 142,s and 144,s to run them depending on which heritage railway buys them such as up at the K.V.W.R. and wensleydale lines that have got a few.
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    No comment...............:Shifty:
     
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    Even more bad news victor northern trains are continuing to use the pacers til end of 2020 but i think its safe to say alot of them will be scrapped by 2021 thats the good news some at booths in rotherham are been broken up there parked up at gascoinge wood awaiting their fate ( i wonder where the ones used in lancashire and the ex N.E. region been broken up?)it will be welcoming to see more 185,s about in 2021 and the nova class 68,s
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    I know some were taken all the way down to Sims in Newport for scrapping, but I'm not sure where they came from.
     
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    Hello all

    Just to flag that Telford Steam Railway have a GoFundMe page to raise money in order to restore/convert a BSO Coach. It will be a great addition to the railway

    The link is below

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/TSR-Funding

    All donations will be gratefully received. Thank you.

    Happy for Mods to delete this post if incorrect
     
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    Hello all

    A quick update from Horsehay.

    Ruston & Hornsby No. 525947 ‘Rusty’ has come out of the shed after its recent repaint. 6B7F3B4A-A25F-4623-AE3B-F28BA74B3FF9.jpeg Taking Rusty’s place in the shed is 08757 ‘Eagle’. The shunt to allow this brought both of the Pecketts, No 1722 ‘Rocket’ and No 1967 ‘Merlin/Myrddin, out into the daylight for a few minutes . 4419D47D-0371-4389-B6D0-3439E2FD8F23.jpeg
    Thanks
     
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    Hello everyone

    Time for an update from Spring Village

    37263 is now operational and I think looks really smart in its new livery 3E326DF2-2F93-4060-96BB-E1837D1F98D2.jpeg The first panel of sleepers have been replaced on the Shed Road. They were packed today, just waiting for some more ballast to finish before moving on to the rest of the siding. 88A8A231-EAA8-4C4A-9C3B-BD6721613272.jpeg The steam tram’s boiler is out being prepared for its 10 yearly exam F7BDF3D6-07DD-4BF4-9A9D-5B4ED78E4E54.jpeg Peckett No 1722 ‘Rocket’ is also being prepared for its annual boiler exam. F7712DC1-154E-4591-97CF-7F6674945E01.jpeg Finally, we had a move round of stock in the sidings today which ended with our other Peckett, No 1990 ‘Ironbridge Power Station No. 3 being put in a place that is much easier to photograph. 35E2885E-6308-417C-988D-7EFD2B37AAED.jpeg Best wishes

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    Hello everyone

    Lots of things have been going on since the last update.

    Overhanging Branches and bushes have been cut back between Horsehay and Dawley station and the barrow crossing at Doesley. Works trains have ventured down the line.

    Class 104 DMU no’s 50479 and 50531 have left the railway.

    On the shed road, six panels of track have been lifted and the life expired sleepers replaced. The track is now back in use.

    Peckett 1722 ‘Rocket’ passed its boiler exam and steam test, and is operational again. Sadly the tram boiler did not pass its 10 yearly, and has been condemned.

    A working party has taken on the job of rebuilding the signal box at Horsehay and Dawley Station. Early days so far but it is good to see progress being made.

    08757. ‘Eagle’ was in use today. Quite a bit of shunting took place at Lawley to bring the Dogfish down to Spring Village.
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    Finally, a reminder of our gofundme page to raise funds to restore/covert our BSO to become a fully disabled compliant coach. Link is below

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/TSR-Funding
     

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