The Footplate Experience - The Steam Supreme Course
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Every journey ends with a memory.

Auotrain Footplate Experience

Realise a lifelong ambition with us

A fantastic opportunity to take the controls of a branchline train

Autotrain Footplate Experience . . .

£650 per person

The perfect branchline Experience! Drive and fire No. 1450 and the Autotrain over the whole length of the Railway, including the thrill of travelling through Bewdley tunnel in control of the
train.

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

Autotrains were commonly used by the Great Western Railway on lightly used branch lines and could be driven from the locomotive in one direction and from the autocoach in the other, to save the engine having to change ends of the train for the journey back. The classic combination lets you experience railway travel like no other; with uninterrupted views of the Valley and the opportunity to watch the driver from the comfort of your seat.
This Experience really is like no other!

What's included:
  • Safety briefing before the session commences, with a detailed instruction on how to drive and fire an Autotrain.
  • Only 4 participants per experience, driving and firing in two pairs.
  • Travel on the footplate and in the autocoach, driving and firing for over 32 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 autocoach (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.

 
 Email to make an enquiry  Call 01562 757900 to book

  
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