Footplate Ride

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Foxfield Footplate Ride

The Foxfield Railway Footplate Ride is a treat for all railway fans. Imagine travelling on board a steam engine while all the magic unfolds around you.

The Footplate Ride allows you to visit the footplate of one of our steam engines for a trip from the Caverswall Road Station to Dilhorne Park and back.

During your trip you will gain an insight into how the steam engine operates, how it is driven and how much coal is burnt on a round trip – creating memories to treasure forever.

Also included in this experience is a days rover ticket for the participant and one guest to travel in the historic carriages that operate on the railway.


Our Footplate Ride doesn’t include any driving of the locomotive. If driving a steam engine is your dream, please discover our ulitmate Driver Experience.

PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to purchase Gift Certificates which make an ideal present.  Simply choose any value to cover the full or part amount of the experience you’d like to gift.

However we must inform you that it is not possible, at present, owing to the restrictions in force because of the Covid pandemic to use these to book a Driver Experience or Footplate Experience.  This is because we have had to suspend the Driver and Footplate Experiences in line with social distancing requirements.  We cannot say how much longer these government restrictions are likely to be in force. 

We will honour any gift certificates bought now until Spring 2022. Subscribe to our newsletter below to be first to hear when these experiences are bookable again.

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Why not treat the train enthusiast in your life to an experience they will remember forever? Gift vouchers from Foxfield are an ideal gift idea for Birthday treats and special occasions. Simply choose the value of your choice to cover all or part of the value of the experience you want to gift.

lt was a wonderful experience for children and adults. Well done, l would recommend to everyone!

- Pamela Argument [Facebook]