Footplate Experience

Ever thought about travelling on board a steam engine while all the magic unfolds around you? This ride allows you to visit the footplate of a steam engine for a trip on the Foxfield Railway from Caverswall Road to Dilhorne Park and return.

During this trip you will gain an insight into how the steam engine operates, how it is driven and how much coal is burnt on a round trip. Something you will be able to treasure for the rest of your life.

Also included in the price is a day's rover ticket for the participant and one other to travel in the historic carriages that operate on the railway.

Footplate Experience trips start at just £60 see below for dates for 2020.

Our footplate experience doesn't include any driving of the locomotive- If you fancy driving one of our locomotives, Why not take a look at our Driver Experiences?

Although we are not running trains at the moment you can buy gift vouchers for Footplate Rides to support the railway.

Buy Gift Vouchers