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 . . .

£475 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.
In 2018, the Experience will start and finish at Bewdley.
Dates
Price Availability
Saturday 3rd March, 9am - 5.45pm
£475
Places available
Saturday 10th March, 9am - 5.45pm
£475 Places available
Friday 6th April, 9am - 5.45pm
£475
Places available
Saturday 9th June, 10.30am - 7.15pm
£475
Fully booked
Friday 13th July, 9am - 5.45pm
£475
Places available
Saturday 14th July, 10.30am - 7.15pm
£475
Fully booked
Saturday 4th August, 10.30am - 7.15pm
£475
Places available
Friday 10th August, 9am - 5.45pm
£475
Places available
Saturday 18th August, 10.30am - 7.15pm
£475
Places available
Saturday 20th October, 9am - 5.45pm
£475
Places available
Friday 2nd November, 9am - 5.45pm
£475
Places available
Saturday 3rd November, 9am - 5.45pm
£475
Places available

Email to make an enquiry    Call 01562 757900 to book

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