Steam Driver Experience

A fantastic opportunity to be an engine driver for the day 


Have you ever dreamed about driving a full sized steam locomotive, or are you looking for that unique gift? The Foxfield Railway offers the opportunity for anyone to try their hand at an amazing experience.

Thanks to our steeply graded line, 1 in 36 at its steepest, you can work our engines in the manner they were designed. There is nothing quite like the sound, smell and power of a steam locomotive in full cry!


Your experience begins at 9.30am at Caverswall Road Station with a warm welcome from your instructor, a safety briefing, information about the line and signalling.

You are then shown to the footplate where full instructions are given before you couple up to the carriages and take a passenger train on a 2.5 mile trip through Staffordshire countryside – a real challenge for our locomotives.

A maximum of 4 experience participants will alternate between riding on the train and acting as driver and fireman for two full trips on the locomotive. Family and friends may accompany the participant for the day, making it a truly memorable experience for men or women who like a challenge.

You don’t need to be a steam buff to get an enormous sense of achievement and satisfaction from getting one’s hands dirty on the footplate!


Book online today or call us on 01782 396210.