Engine Driver Taster

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Try your hand at driving our Steam engine during our daily service. You will join the footplate crew and see how they operate with hands on tuition from our experienced driver and fireman.

The taster lasts about 1.5 hours, you will accompany the crew and watch as they take a passenger train over our line. You will then take a turn at driving the engine only, one way over the line (approx. 2.5 miles).

Taster Courses include two x complimentary tickets valid on the day of the footplate course.

Engine Driver taster Days happen on specific days during the year, and are limited to 2 people per session, either 10:45am to 12:15pm, 12:15pm to 13:45pm or 15:15pm to 16:45pm. (please note finish times are approx)

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 operating heavy controls.

Cost 100.00 per person

To book online click here

For longer & more detailed experiences please see our Standard & Premier footplate courses.

Please Note Due to the complexity of the organisation involved in operating these courses we are unable to give refunds for any reason