TASTER STEAM FOOTPLATE ADVENTURE
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THE TASTER DAY WE WILL BE RUNNING A LIGHT ENGINE WITH NO CARRIAGES ATTACHED SO THAT WE CAN CATER TO DEMAND FOR FOOTPLATE CUSTOMERS.
We are pleased to announce due to the popularity and amount of vouchers booked from last year that we have changed two of our full driver experience days to the simpler taster day’s. This event is for those enthusiasts who want a much simpler experience.
Now’s your chance! During your time on the footplate you’ll be in control of a heritage steam locomotive which is over 60 years old. Feel the power and smell the burning coal whilst you trundle up the line. During the Taster Experience you’ll get turns at driving and firing the locomotive alongside experienced crew.
During the taster day you will be able to visit the Signal Box to see how the trains are controlled and ask the signalman any questions you may have. There are 3 time slots available for the taster day when booking your ticket.
This is an ideal introduction to driving a steam locomotive. For those that want more time on the footplate and the chance to learn more about operating a country branch line, take a look at our full day driver experience.
Pre-booking recommended. Please select one of the times below and arrive at the Railway one hour before departure time to allow time for the Welcome and Safety Briefing.
Trains depart Bronwydd Arms Station: 11.00/13.00/15.00.
Price: £95 per person.
(family or friends may watch from the platform or tea rooms)
The Taster Steam Footplate Adventure makes an ideal birthday present or treat for a special celebration. Open to over 18s. If you or the person coming on the Taster Steam Footplate Adventure have any physical restrictions, please let us know at least 7 days in advance.