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  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  3 other participants, during Saturdays or as a sole participant on a Sunday morning; you will become the driver and fireman taking on 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 guests to travel in the coaches of the train that you are driving! We also include lunch for the candidates on the Saturdays, and a choice of breakfast or lunch on Sundays.
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.

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

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