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Telford Steam Railway

The Old Loco Shed Bridge Road | Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF, England
+44 1952 503880
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Very Friendly and Great for Kids (of all ages)

It may only be a small railway, but the staff are very helpful and friendly. Not only is there a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
markH8236GX
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Essex, United Kingdom
Footplate experience

Although a small steam train line it was a nice day for my son to have his footplate experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin M
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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The Old Loco Shed Bridge Road | Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It may only be a small railway, but the staff are very helpful and friendly. Not only is there a full size steam train, but also a short tramway, and miniature and model railways. Plenty to see and keep any kids interested. A good cafe...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although a small steam train line it was a nice day for my son to have his footplate experience. The staff were friendly and very helpful. A good afternoon all round

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned home from the Murder Mystery train ride and would like to say Congratulations to all involved in the event from the actors to all the volunteers,absolutely brilliant, can’t wait for this next one.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

If you are looking for a heritage railway 'operation' that is gold plated and very sleek then the Telford Steam Railway is not for you, but it is fun and querky. Our four year old loved this little heritage railway. The train journey is fairly...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

I had the absolute pleasure of being bought a Diesel Engine Driving experience as a birthday present this year. What can i say...from the moment you are greeted to the moment you leave ( and you don't want to ) the whole team are so...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home as a railway cafe sounds nice. You couldn't see the railway as the shrubs are too high. You make your own tea which is fine but the tea bags are so awful it was impossible to stew the...More

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Phil N, Manager at Telford Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi Clare, Thanks for taking the time to feed back your experience. The cafe is part of Telford Steam Railway, and rather than a Cafe that you can see the railway from, it's a cafe that serves visitors. I will pass your comments onto the...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We were surprised to see how many visitors came to ride the train, Many families with children, both old and young alike. Another unexpected thing was the number of families with their pet dogs as well. If you are allergic, you may want to reconsider...More

3  Thank SusanCTraveller
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Phil N, Public Relations Manager at Telford Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Hi Susan, Many thanks for your review. And I do hope you enjoyed your trip with us. We tend to leave it for Passengers to open the windows if they so wish as it is a very personal thing, some people like them open, some...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Driving down the M54 made a late decision to visit the Telford Steam Railway. Well sign posted there was a small parking area. The ticket office consisted of an old freight van . Staff inside were really helpful. There was a miniature railway running every...More

Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

As we live quite near and our son is mad on trains we go there monthly. We have an annual pass. All staff very friendly. Kiddies miniature railway to ride on and also a model railway. Tram to ride on free of charge. Little shop....More

3  Thank C S
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Having tried previous years & failed to get tickets (my mistake I was slow on the ball), I decided to sign up for email alerts this year to book as soon as tickets were released. So I got the email to say tickets were available,...More

4  Thank rebecca c
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Phil N, Manager at Telford Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Rebecca, We apologise for all the trouble our railway has caused you. In our defence though, we had tickets on sale for well over 4 months last year before they sold out. We planned for a small surge initially followed by a steady demand...More

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