FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCES

Have you ever wanted to drive a steam locomotive or pilot a diesel shunter? Well, at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon you can get on the footplate of a heritage locomotive for as little as £10!

Dates for 2017 are now open, so book your experience now.

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  • FOOTPLATE RIDE

    FOOTPLATE RIDE

    £10 per person

    Footplate rides are available on all passenger train dates, except our Spring Gala, Autumn Gala and Santa events.

    Participants must be aged 18 or over.

    For more information, or to book, please call us on 01904 685780.

  • 30-MINUTE STEAM TASTER EXPERIENCE

    30-MINUTE STEAM TASTER EXPERIENCE

    £80 per person

    With Furness Railway No. 20, the oldest standard gauge locomotive still working in the UK

    • Have a go at driving (under supervision) on our 1km long track
    • Receive a souvenir mug and certificate at the end of the session

    Available on selected dates only
    Participants must be aged between 21 and 70 (for insurance purposes)

    For more information, or to book, please call us on 01904 685780.

  • 2-HOUR STEAM FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE

    2-HOUR STEAM FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE

    £250 per person

    With Furness Railway No. 20, the oldest standard gauge locomotive still working in the UK

    • Learn more about the driver's duties
    • Find out about oiling and examination
    • Have a go at firing and driving (under supervision) on our 1km-long track
    • Receive a souvenir mug and certificate at the end of the session

    Available on selected dates only
    Participants must be aged between 21 and 70 (for insurance reasons)

    For more information, or to book, please call us on 01904 685780.

  • 30-MINUTE DIESEL TASTER EXPERIENCE

    30-MINUTE DIESEL TASTER EXPERIENCE

    £40 per person

    With the museum's Class 08 diesel shunter

    • Have a go at driving (under supervision) on our 1km-long track
    • Receive a souvenir mug and certificate at the end of the session

    Available on selected dates only
    Participants must be aged between 21 and 70 (for insurance purposes)

    For more information, or to book, please call us on 01904 685780.

  • 2-HOUR DIESEL FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE

    2-HOUR DIESEL FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE

    £100 per person

    With the museum's Class 08 diesel shunter

    • Learn more about the driver's duties
    • Find out about oiling and examination
    • Have a go at firing and driving (under supervision) on our 1km-long track
    • Receive a souvenir mug and certificate at the end of the session

    Available on selected dates only
    Participants must be aged between 21 and 70 (for insurance purposes)

    For more information, or to book, please call us on 01904 685780.