The Footplate Experience - The Steam Experience
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Footplate Experience Specials

Realise a lifelong ambition with us

A fantastic opportunity to drive a railway locomotive

Special Experiences

Throughout the year we also operate a number of Special Footplate Experiences, giving you the opportunity to do something different!

Open House Weekend - Mini Footplate Experiences . . .

During Open House Weekend on April 6th & 7th, take to the controls of No. 7802 Bradley Manor for a short Footplate Experience through Bewdley Station for £25 per person. The experience is shared by two participants who will travel on the locomotive for approximately 15 minutes to 'have a go'. Sessions are available at 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00 & 17.30.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age, be physically fit, able to climb a 6ft vertical ladder and meet the criteria set out in the Footplate Experience Terms & Conditions.

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Private Footplate Experiences . . .

Prices from £2600 to suit requirements.

Looking for that perfect way to celebrate? A day out with your mates? Or even a corporate function? Hiring out your own Private Footplate Experience train is the way to go!

What's included:

  • Take control of one of our steam or diesel locomotives over the whole length of the line on your own privately-hired train.
  • Package includes at least two round trips, covering approximately 64 miles.
  • The numbers of guests and drivers is negotiable to suit your needs.
  • Additional services on the day of your train can also be provided: food, more mileage etc.
  • Get into contact with us to create your very own, tailor-made, Footplate Experience.
  • Conditions apply.

Dates available throughout the year.

Email to make an enquiry   Call 01562 757900 to book

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