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Two Hour Introductory Steam Train Driving on the Elsecar Heritage Railway 11869709

5 out of 5 (based on 1 review)
Location: Barnsley - South Yorkshire
For 1 person
Valid for 10 months
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A rare opportunity for one adult to drive a steam train at the Elsecar Heritage Railway in scenic Yorkshire! Experience the thrill of driving and firing a steam engine first-hand with this introductory footplate experience. This is an adventurous day out so prepare to get your hands dirty as you shovel the coal and help to get the train moving before starting your lesson. As all steam engines require a driver and a fireman, this experience invites you up on to the footplate to give you a real hands-on experience on how to manoeuvre a steam train. During your two-hour experience you will be supervised by the qualified crew at Elsecar Heritage Railway, who will ensure that your experience remains safe and hassle-free. What’s more, the challenging 1 in 37 gradient encourages you to get the train moving uphill and keep it rolling along the line. This exciting day out is both educational and fun and is sure to be enjoyed by any locomotive enthusiast!

What's included?
  • Two hour introductory train driving experience, for one adult
  • Complimentary tea and coffee during the experience
  • Boiler suit and gloves included
  • Guests are welcome to watch and take photographs
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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Two Hour Introductory Steam Train Driving on the Elsecar Heritage Railway