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. Dates for 2020 are shown below:  

Date Timings
Starting Station  Price
Availability
Saturday 22nd February 8.15am - 12.00pm Bridgnorth £395 Places available
Sunday 23rd February 8.15am - 12.00pm Bridgnorth £395 Places available
Saturday 29th February 8.15am - 12.00pm Bridgnorth £395 Places available
Sunday 1st March 8.15am - 12.00pm Bridgnorth £395 Places available
Saturday 14th March 8.15am - 12.00pm Bridgnorth £395 Places available
Sunday 15th March 8.15am - 12.00pm Bridgnorth £395 Places available
Saturday 21st March 8.15am - 12.00pm Bridgnorth £395 Places available
Sunday 22nd March 8.15am - 12.00pm Bridgnorth £395 Places available
Friday 29th May - AM 9.45am - 1.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Friday 29th May - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Saturday 13th June - AM 11.15am - 3.15pm Bewdley £395 Places available
Saturday 13th June - PM 3.00pm - 7.00pm Bewdley £395 Places available
Friday 3rd July - AM 9.45am - 1.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Friday 3rd July - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Thursday 23rd July - AM 9.45am - 1.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Thursday 23rd July - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Friday 24th July - AM 9.45am - 1.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Friday 24th July - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Thursday 30th July - AM 9.45am - 1.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Thursday 30th July - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Friday 31st July - AM 9.45am - 1.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Friday 31st July - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Friday 21st August - AM 9.45am - 1.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available
Friday 21st August - PM 1.45pm - 5.30pm Bewdley £365 Places available

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