The popular taster steam driver experience day’s are back!


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.

*Every Taster Steam Footplate Adventure booked includes train travel for 2 guests who can ride in the train while you are on the footplate.

*Subject to availability of a coach and guard, otherwise guests and family will watch from the platform and signal box.

The Railway will be closed to the general public but light refreshments; Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be arranged for customers and their guests.

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 on the 18th May and the 5th October.

Price: £95 per person (with up to 2 family or friends)

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.