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Steam Engine Driver Experience

Make dreams come true and enjoy the Foxfield Railway Steam Engine Driver Experience. Offering the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized steam locomotive, this experience will be remembered forever. Whether it is to realise a life-long ambition, or as that very special gift, driving a railway locomotive is an amazing adventure.

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 the man or a woman who wants to have everything, 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.

Duration: all day

Your experience begins at our Caverswall Road Station with a warm welcome from your instructor, a safety briefing and 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 the other 3 participants; you will become the driver and fireman taking in the duties that these crews have to do every time.

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

In addition to the dirty stuff, you’ll get guard the train and sample our Signalbox during the day. This really is a true railway experience.

It’s a thrilling experience to treasure.

You can add 2 additional guests for £15 each.


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

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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 amount of your choice to cover, or part cover the cost of the experience you’d like to gift.

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

- Pamela Argument [Facebook]