Footplate Experiences

Live that dream and try one of our steam or heritage diesel driving experiences.

Steam Driving

Master the Incline Steam Driving Experience

Diesel Driving

Drive a Diesel Experience

Bronze
  • Full day experience 09:30 - 16:00
  • Take the controls, taking it in turns as part of a small group with one of our experienced instructors
  • Includes lunch for the participant and one guest
  • Guests can travel on the heritage railcar and accompany on the yard tour
  • Certificate at the end of the day

£295.00

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As per the Bronze Experience plus:

  • Take the controls with one of our experienced instructors on your own, without any other participants
  • Includes lunch for the participant and one guest
  • Guests can travel on the heritage railcar and accompany on the yard tour
  • Certificate at the end of the day

£849.00

Call us on 01629 823076 to discuss.

Upgrade to our Gold experience and enjoy the full day with one-to-one tuition using one of our heritage diesel locomotives all day. In the morning you'll learn the handling of the locomotive 'light-engine' under the guidance of our skilled instructor and, following lunch in the Station Cafe, learn to master the locomotive with a rake of coaching stock in tow.

  • Take the controls with one of our experienced instructors on your own, without any other participants
  • Includes lunch for the participant and up to three guests
  • Guests can travel in the coaches in the afternoon
  • Certificate at the end of the day

£1249.00

Call us on 01629 823076 to discuss.

Important Information

  • All participants must be aged 18 or above
  • Participants should be reasonably fit and able to board a train from the ground rather than a platform
  • All experiences start at Wirksworth (DE4 4FB)
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