Driver Experience

The Steam Experience 

A fantastic opportunity to be an engine driver for the day 

The Foxfield Railway offers the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized steam locomotive. Whether it is to realise a life-long ambition, or as that very special gift, driving a railway locomotive is an amazing adventure.

Read below to find out about the two experiences that are currently available

Steam Train Driver Experience   

Duration: All day

No Vouchers Are Valid On the Steam Train Driver Experience

2017 Dates: Coming Soon

Purchase:  Online Tickets: Purchase a 2017 Driver Experience Day

                                                 Or Telephone 01782 396210

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

For men or women who like a challenge, this is an ideal experience package! You don’t need to be a steam buff to get an enormous sense of achievement and satisfaction from getting ones hands dirty on the footplate.

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 on the driving controls, firing techniques and other locomotive operating requirements are given.

Then, taking turns with other 3 participants; you will become the driver and fireman taking in the duties that our crews have to do weekly.

As well as learning to move the engine on its own, you will couple up to two carriages and haul a heavy passenger trains through the Staffordshire countryside. A real challenge for our small engines.

 

It’s a thrilling experience to treasure.