Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the commander and driver of a real steam engine? This introductory steam train driving experience in the heart of Yorkshire for one person is perfect for train and locomotive enthusiasts alike! The Elsecar Heritage Railway, an esteemed heritage steam railway, is offering visitors the experience of an hour’s drive in one of these classic full-size heritage steam engines. Learning to drive an engine that would have been used by the National Coal Board to haul coal trains on the line, you will have the opportunity to crew the engine and learn the vital roles of the drive and fireman whilst assisted and supervised by a qualified, capable and respected crew. An unmissable opportunity to take to the throttle and experience the raw power of these mighty work-horse engines, your guests are welcome to watch from the side-lines and take photographs as you master the craft of rail roading.
You will arrive at Elsecar Heritage Railway report to the mainreception. You will then be fully trained by capable and qualified staff on a one hour steam course for how to drive the train.
Your experience is valid for ten months, for one person and includes an hour long introductory steam train driving experience, hire of a boiler suit and gloves and complimentary tea and coffee throughout. Your voucher may be used Saturday - Monday, from April – October only. All dates are subject to availability. Participants must be reasonably fit and in good health. Durable footwear is essential. Participants may not consume any alcohol on the day of the experience.