The Footplate Experience - Intermediate Course
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Taster Footplate Experience

Realise a lifelong ambition with us

A fantastic opportunity to drive a steam locomotive

Taster Footplate Experience . . .

£150 per person

Try your hand at driving and firing one of our small steam locomotives between Bewdley and Kidderminster. Locomotives normally used on the Taster Footplate Experiences: 813, 1450, 1501 or 7714. (subject to availability).  

Dates for our Taster Footplate Experiences in 2018 will be released in October! Gift vouchers, valid for two years, are currently available to book.

What's included:

  • Safety briefing before the session commences. 
  • Detailed instruction on how to drive and fire a steam locomotive.
  • Only 4 participants per Experience, driving and firing in pairs.
  • Travel on the footplate, driving and firing, for 4 miles (approximately 15 minutes). 
  • Travelling a total journey of 8 miles.
  • You can bring along up to 3 guests only who can travel in the carriage behind the locomotive (guests must be over the age of 5) free of charge.
  • 2 complimentary "Freedom of the Line" travel tickets for the day are provided for the driver and 1 guest, so you can spend a whole day with us before or after your Footplate Experience.
  • Opportunities for photographs.
  • A presentation folder with a certificate and memento of your Experience.

The Experiences in 2018 will take place mainly on Thursdays & Fridays.

 Taster 2017 dates
 Monday 23rd October
Places available
 Saturday 11th November
£150 Fully booked

Email to make an enquiry    Call 01562 757900 to book

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