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 . . .

£350 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: 1501, 2857, 7714, 7802 Bradley Manor, 7812 Erlestoke Manor or 43106 (subject to availability).  

What's included:

  • A 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 the 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. The Experience will begin at Bewdley at the following times, dependant on the day you choose (timetables may vary):
  • Friday AM - 8.45am
  • Friday PM - 12.45pm
  • Saturday AM - 8.00am
  • Saturday PM - 11.15am
 Introductory 2017 dates
Price Availability
 Friday 5th May - AM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 5th May - PM
£350 Fully booked
 Friday 2nd June - AM
£350 Fully booked
 Friday 2nd June - PM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 9th June - AM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 9th June - PM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 16th June - AM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 16th June - PM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 21st July - AM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 21st July - PM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 4th August - AM
£350
Places available
 Friday 4th August - PM
£350 Fully booked
 Friday 11th August - AM
£350 Places available
 Friday 11th August - PM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 18th August - AM
£350
Places available
 Friday 18th August - PM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 8th September - AM
£350
Places available
 Friday 8th September - PM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 15th September - AM
£350
Places available
 Friday 15th September - PM
£350
Places available
 Saturday 7th October - AM
£350
Fully booked
 Saturday 7th October - PM
£350
Fully booked
 Friday 27th October - AM
£350
Places available
 Friday 27th October - PM
£350
Places available

Email to make an enquiry    Call 01562 757900 to book

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