Telford Steam Railway

Telford Steam Railway

About Telford Steam Railway

Nestled in the heart of Shropshire, the Telford Steam Railway stands as a living testament to the golden age of steam travel. Embark on a journey through time as we explore the rich history and captivating experiences offered by this charming heritage railway. Founded in 1976, the Telford Steam Railway is a labour of love for railway enthusiasts who sought to preserve the magic of steam locomotion. The railway’s mission is to transport visitors back to a bygone era, allowing them to experience the sights, sounds, and nostalgia of historic steam travel.

At the heart of the Telford Steam Railway are lovingly restored locomotives and carriages that once ran along the railway tracks. Visitors have the opportunity to climb aboard these vintage trains and take a journey through the heart of the Shropshire countryside that offers scenery like no other. The Telford Steam Railway boasts picturesque routes that wind through the stunning Shropshire landscape. Passengers are treated to panoramic views of rolling hills, charming villages, and bucolic scenes, providing a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Each journey becomes a visual feast, with the ever-changing scenery enhancing the overall experience.

The Telford Steam Railway caters to visitors of all ages, making it an ideal destination for families. The thrill of riding a steam train, coupled with the immersive historical atmosphere, creates an educational and entertaining experience for children and adults alike. Special events, themed rides, and educational programs further enhance the family-friendly appeal of the railway. Throughout the year, the Telford Steam Railway hosts a variety of special events that add an extra layer of excitement to the visitor experience. From Santa specials during the festive season to themed rides and historical reenactments, there’s always something unique happening at the railway. These events provide an immersive journey into different aspects of railway history, making each visit a memorable adventure.

The Telford Steam Railway invites visitors to step into the world of steam-powered locomotion and be immersed in the history of the area. With its traditional locomotives, scenic routes, and a dedicated community of volunteers, this heritage railway promises a nostalgic journey through history. Whether you’re a railway enthusiast, a family looking for a day out, or someone seeking a tranquil escape, the Telford Steam Railway offers an unforgettable experience that combines the charm of railway travel with the beauty of Shropshire’s countryside. All aboard for a journey through history!

What Coalport Station Thinks

We would always recommend a visit to the Telford Steam Railway while staying with us at Coalport Station to get more train related memories from your holiday. The visitor centre provides lots of historic information about the area and of course the train journey itself is perfect for families, couples or anyone who wants to enjoy a unique train experience. We would recommend booking in advance, particularly for the special events as they are extremely popular and often sold out before the day.

Telford Steam Railway Details


Phone: 01952 503880

Visiting: We would recommend allowing at least 2 hours

Distance from Coalport Station: 6.8 Miles

Price: Adults £10, Children £7

Opening Times: Open Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays – Easter to September. Special Event Days Vary.

Dog Friendly: Yes, dogs can ride the trains too!

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