Whether to treat yourself or as a gift, our Footplate Experiences are unforgettable.
The distinctive sound of a steam locomotive as it climbs the 1 in 56 incline back to Cranmore Station, the roaring furnace firing the engine and YOU at the controls!
We offer Standard and Premier Footplate Experiences, both of which give you the chance to enjoy the excitement of driving and firing a steam locomotive, under the guidance of our skilled and dedicated footplate crews.
Your day will start with a short safety briefing after which it is straight on with the job in hand!
*Please Note* Driving a steam engine is physically demanding and can be hard work. You will need to be at least 16 years of age, in good health and reasonably fit since you will be climbing up and down from the footplate quite a few times during the day, as well as shovelling coal and operating heavy controls. Please let us know if the person taking the course has any disability, medical or learning conditions that we may need to be aware of. Our courses are limited to two participants on any day and you will spend all of the time on the engine.
£350 from 8.30am to approximately 5pm.
The Premier Footplate includes:
£250 from 8.30am to approximately 2.30pm.
The Standard Footplate includes:
|Month||Premier FPE||Standard FPE|
|August||1st, 16th, 22nd & 23rd||1st, 2nd, 9th, 15th, 22nd & 23rd|
|September||12th & 26th||26th|
|October||17th, 24th & 27th||17th, 20th, 24th & 27th|
*Please note* All dates are subject to availability.
To book an experience date please contact the ESR Office by telephone 01749 880417 or e-mail [email protected]
Due to the complexity of the organisation involved in operating the Standard and Premier Footplate Experiences the following conditions apply.
We are unable to offer a refund if course is cancelled within 21 days of booked date. If course is cancelled prior to 21 days a refund will be given minus an administration fee of £40.00
We are unable to accept alterations within 21 days of booked date. If an alteration to the booked date is necessary prior to 21 days an administration fee of £40.00 will be required.