Locomotive Footplate Experience
Pricing & Booking
Per Trip £50
Five places are available for each date unless otherwise indicated. Dates in red indicate a provisional booking on that date.
Apr 19th, May 17th, Jun 14th, Jul 19th and Aug 16th
Apr 26th (1 available), May 31st, Jul 26th (4 available) and Sep 20th
Once a course has been booked and paid for you will be emailed all the information for the day. Please make sure that you print it, read it and have the candidate sign the relevant sections. This paperwork MUST be handed in on the day before the course commences.
If you are booking a diesel footplate experience for someone aged under 16 then please note you will have to book two experiences. One for the under 16yr old an done for the accompanying adult.
Please Take Note
Locomotives are amazing pieces of machinery and are a joy to operate. However, they are hazardous places to be especially as you are dealing with steam, fire, coal, diesel and oils. All candidates are advised to wear stout/sturdy footwear, ideally safety shoes/boots, an old pair of jeans and a long-sleeved cotton shirt.
Training shoes, canvas shoes or open shoes are not permitted on the footplate.