The Footplate Experience - Introductory Course
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Introductory Footplate Experience

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A fantastic opportunity to drive a steam locomotive

Introductory Footplate Experience . . .

£365 or £395 per person

This, our most popular Experience, has been specifically designed for those with an interest in steam locomotive operation. The locomotive hauls one passenger carriage in which up to four guests can travel free of charge to share in your Experience. Operating on a morning or afternoon, this Experience gives you the opportunity to take control of one our small or large steam locomotives for 8 miles, driving and firing.

Locomotives normally used on the Introductory Footplate Experiences: 813, 1450, 1501 or 7714 (subject to availability).  

What's included:
  • Safety briefing before the session commences.
  • Basic instruction on how to fire and drive a steam locomotive.
  • Travel on the footplate, driving and firing under supervision, for approximately 8 miles.
  • Only 6 participants per experience, driving and firing in pairs.
  • You can bring along up to 4 guests only who can travel in the carriage behind the locomotive (guests must be over the age of 5) free of charge.
  • One 'Freedom of the Line' family travel ticket is included in the package, allowing two adults and up to four children to travel on the Railway before or after their Experience.
  • Opportunities for photographs.
  • A presentation folder with a certificate and memento of your experience.
The Introductory Footplate Experiences runs from Bewdley to Bridgnorth, and return. With Experiences available in the morning or afternoon. 

Date Timings
Price
Availability
Saturday 23rd February - AM
9.30am - 1.30pm
£395
Places available
Saturday 23rd February - PM
1.45pm - 5.30pm
£395
Places available
Saturday 9th March - AM  9.30am - 1.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 9th March - PM  1.45pm - 5.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 11th May - AM 11.00am - 3.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 11th May - PM 3.30pm - 7.15pm £395 Places available
Friday 31st May - AM  9.30am - 1.30pm £365 Places available
Friday 31st May - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm £365 Places available
Saturday 8th June - AM 11.00am - 3.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 8th June - PM 3.30pm - 7.15pm £395 Places available
Saturday 22nd June - AM 11.00am - 3.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 22nd June - PM 3.30pm - 7.15pm £395 Places available
Saturday 27th July - AM 11.00am - 3.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 27th July - PM 3.30pm - 7.15pm £395 Places available
Friday 9th August - AM 9.30am - 1.30pm £365 Places available
Friday 9th August - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm £365 Places available
Saturday 31st August - AM 11.00am - 3.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 31st August - PM 3.30pm - 7.15pm £395 Places available
Saturday 7th September - AM 11.00am - 3.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 7th September - PM 3.30pm - 7.15pm £395 Places available
Saturday 14th September - AM 11.00am - 3.30pm £395 Places available
Saturday 14th September - PM 3.30pm - 7.15pm £395 Places available
Friday 11th October - AM TBC £365 Places available
Friday 11th October - PM TBC £365 Places available
Saturday 2nd November - AM TBC £395 Places available
Saturday 2nd November - PM TBC £395 Places available

Email to make an enquiry    Call 01562 757900 to book

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