Lastly you will be presented with a signed certificate and a engraved glass tankard to remember your day
Please Note Driving a steam loco is physically demanding
and can be hard work. You will need to be
at least 16 years of age and in good health
and reasonably fit since you will be climbing
up onto and down from the footplate
quite a few times during the day, as well
as shovelling coal and operating
We offer two one day courses, both of which give you the chance to experience the thrills of driving and firing a steam locomotive, under the guidance of our skilled and dedicated footplate crews.
Credit: Robin Mitchell, 15/07/2010
Premier Course £325.00 from 8.30am 5pm approx.
Course includes driving a light engine in both directions over the line (5 miles approx) and driving a engine & carriages in both directions.
Standard Course £225.00 from 8.30am 2.30pm approx.
Course includes driving a light engine and a engine with carriages in one direction (2.5 miles each)
Both courses include three free tickets for family and friends and a free packed lunch
Click here to watch a short film by Mark Futter taken of a friend on a footplate course
Terms & Conditions
Cancellations or amendments to F P E's
Due to the complexity of the organisation involved in operating these courses the following conditions apply.