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Mixed Traction Day

Take a ride on a number of steam and diesel trains

May 21st

Mixed Traction Day

Come along for a ride on a number of steam and diesel trains operating along the line.

Download Timetable (no loco allocations)

Following on from our highly popular Spring Diesel Festival, a selection of the visiting diesel locomotives will be operating alongside our normal steam and diesel services.

Special attractions:

  • Kidderminster Diesel Depot open for visit, with a brand new Class 88 on display.
  • Diesel Taster Footplate Experiences with a Class 50 and 52 locomotives.
  • Coalyard Miniature Railway in operation, with miniature diesels in action.

More information available soon.

Diesel Taster Footplate Experiences

Experience life in the driving seat as you take a Class 50 or Class 52 diesel locomotive from Kidderminster to Bewdley or return on a light engine trip. For £150, you will have the opportunity to drive for 4 miles and second-man for 4 miles.

Session 1: Class 50 - Experience runs from 10am - 12 noon.
Session 2: Class 52 No. D1015 - Experience runs from 4pm - 6pm.

The Experience includes:

  • A safety briefing before the session commences.
  • Detailed instruction on how to drive and second-man a diesel locomotive.
  • Only 2 participants per Experience; one driving to Bewdley, one driving back to Kidderminster.
  • Travel in the cab for a total distance of 8 miles.
  • 1 complimentary "Freedom of the Line" travel ticket for the day is provided for the driver, so you can spend a whole day with us before or after your Footplate Experience.
  • No guests are included in this package as the locomotive runs on its own, without carriages.
  • Opportunities for photographs.
  • A presentation folder with a certificate and memento of your Experience.
Call our Footplate Experience team on 01562 757900 (Option 1) to book.

Click here to book   Members: Book here   Annual Family Pass Valid

Normal fares apply
Booking fee
Pre-book & save
£18.80  £17.30 £12.00 £52.00  £1.75 per booking
Purchased on the day
 Other information

Annual Family Pass valid. Children: 4 - 15 years, Family: 2 adults + 2, 3 or 4 children, Seniors: 60+.
To qualify for  'pre-book & save' prices these tickets must be purchased at least five working days in advance of your visit.
Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1).
These tickets are not available for purchase from booking offices in advance.
These tickets include FREE admission to The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley.


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