An event you wont want to miss this Autumn!

We will be holding some very special Steam Footplate Tasters: featuring SECR O1 No.65 ! (subject to locomotive availability on the day).

This extremely popular locomotive is a unique and fantastic choice for our steam footplate experience. It’s the perfect gift for any steam buff or budding engine driver!

Your Experience:

  • An individual 1 hour ‘Hands On’ driving experience on No. 65 with one of our experienced crews within the station area, doing small shunt moves and short runs on the line.
  • Your own guided tour of Steamworks and the Loco Workshop in Sheffield Park.
  • Hot drink and a breakfast bap or a slice of cake in the Bessemer Arms at Sheffield Park.
  • A certificate for you to take away on completion.

Price: £250.00 per person


  • 27th Sept
  • 28th Sept

More dates in October and November will be announced very soon when confirmed.

Participants must: 

  • Be aged at least 18.
  • Be reasonably fit and in good health – able to ascend and descend a ladder unassisted.
  • Wear suitable protective clothing, which covers arms and legs at all times. Clothing that may easily melt or catch fire if it comes into contact with hot surfaces/materials is not suitable (e.g. polyester/nylon). Gloves are also advisable.
  • Wear sturdy footwear.
  • Not attend the experience under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Read the Medical Standards and meet the standards required in the Medical Self-Assessment Questionnaire before being allowed to take part.

Please note

  • Participants will be required to complete a medical self-assessment questionnaire prior to taking part. Bluebell Railway reserves the right to cancel bookings were the participant fails to meet the required health standards.
  • Bluebell Railway reserves the right to reschedule a driving experience if the minimum number of participants booked on a specific day is not reached, or for any other reason.
  • The locomotives used for this experience are subject to availability.

Photo kindly supplied by Peter Edwards