The Footplate Experience - Intermediate Course
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Intermediate Footplate Experience

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A fantastic opportunity to drive a steam locomotive

Intermediate Footplate Experience . . .

£495 per person

Experience the challenge of driving and firing a steam locomotive hauling a heavy train of approximately 200 tons in which your 6 guests can travel. During your whole day Experience, you will pass other trains carrying passengers along the line, so timekeeping is an essential part of the day. Running over the whole length of the line, you will steam through Bewdley Tunnel, glide across Victoria Bridge and storm up Eardington Bank, so make sure you keep the pressure up!

Locomotives normally used on the Intermediate Footplate Experiences: 2857, 7802 Bradley Manor or 43106 (subject to availability).

What's included:
  • Safety briefing before the session commences.
  • Detailed instruction on how to drive and fire a locomotive. Only 8 participants per Experience, driving and firing in pairs.
  • Travel on the footplate, driving and firing for over 16 miles.
  • Travelling a total journey of 64 miles; going through Bewdley Tunnel, over Victoria Bridge and up Eardington Bank.
  • You can bring along up to 6 guests only who can travel in the carriages behind the locomotive (guests must be over the age of 5) free of charge. 
  • Opportunities for photographs.
  • A presentation folder with a certificate and memento of your experience.
Date Timings
Starting Station  Price
Availability
Saturday 25th April 10.15am - 7.00pm Bewdley £495 Fully booked
Friday 19th June 8.45am - 5.30pm Bewdley £495 Places available
Saturday 15th August 10.15am - 7.00pm Bewdley £495 Fully booked
Thursday 27th August 8.45am - 5.30pm Bewdley £495 Places available
Thursday 3rd September 8.45am - 5.30pm Bewdley £495 Places available
Friday 4th September 8.45am - 5.30pm Bewdley £495 Places available
Thursday 10th September 8.45am - 5.30pm Bewdley £495 Places available
Friday 11th September 8.45am - 5.30pm Bewdley £495 Places available
Saturday 12th September 10.15am - 7.00pm Bewdley £495 Places available
Saturday 10th October 8.45am - 5.30pm Bewdley £495 Places available
Saturday 17th October 8.45am - 5.30pm Bewdley £495 Places available

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