Steam Driver Experience

The Foxfield Railway offers the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized steam locomotive. Whether it is to realise a life-long ambition, or as that very special gift, driving a railway locomotive is an amazing adventure. 

Your experience begins at 9.30am at Caverswall Road Station with a warm welcome from your instructor, a safety briefing, information about the line and signalling. You are then shown to the footplate where full instructions on the driving controls, firing techniques and other locomotive operating requirements are given. Then, taking turns with other 3 participants; you will become the driver and fireman taking in the duties that our crews have to do weekly. As well as learning to move the engine on its own, you will couple up to two carriages and haul a heavy passenger trains through the Staffordshire countryside. A real challenge for our small engines. It's a thrilling experience to treasure.

We are pleased to be one of the cheapest yet most challenging driver experience providers in the country- Our Steam Driver experience is £320 per person including free tickets for up to 5 family members to travel in the coaches of the train that you are driving! We also include lunch for the candidate and as many photo opportunities as you like!
For any more information on our Driver Experience package or to purchase as a gift for somebody else, Please give our booking office a call on 01782 396210.

2020 Experience dates to be released very soon!