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One Hour Introductory Steam Train Driving on the Elsecar Heritage Railway 11869707

5 out of 5 (based on 17 reviews)
Location: Barnsley - South Yorkshire
For 1 person
Valid for 10 months
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Experience the thrill of driving and firing a steam engine first-hand with this introductory footplate experience for one. Elsecar Heritage Railway, a renowned heritage steam railway, is offering an hour’s drive in one of their classic full-size heritage industrial steam railway engines, perfect for your favourite train or locomotive enthusiast! The engines are typical of those used by the National Coal Board to haul coal trains on the line. You will have the rare opportunity to crew the engine and learn the crucially important driver and fireman roles, whilst being assisted and supervised by a team of qualified and capable crew. Driving the train across the length of the line, you will get to experience first-hand the raw power of these mighty trains as you take control. Guests are even welcome to watch and take photographs from the side-lines. An experience you’re sure never to forget, this truly is the ride of a lifetime!

What's included?
  • Introductory Steam Train Driving Experience – one hour for one
  • Complimentary tea and coffee during the experience
  • Boiler suit and gloves included
What do I need to know?
  • Your voucher is valid for 10 months, for one person
  • Your voucher may be used Saturday - Monday from April – October only
  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • All dates are subject to availability
  • Participants must be reasonably fit and in good health
  • Durable footwear is essential
  • Participants may not consume any alcohol on the day of the experience


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5 out of 5 (based on 17 reviews)
17 out of 17 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
One Hour Introductory Steam Train Driving on the Elsecar Heritage Railway