Footplate Extra!


Following on from the success of our Footplate Tasters, we’re very excited to announce our all new Footplate Extra!

On selected dates in 2019 Footplate Extra! offers you the rare and exciting opportunity to experience first-hand firing and driving one the Railway’s fleet of historic steam engines!

One of our larger locos will be on duty for this fantastic experience along the line between Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes and your 2½hr experience will take place under the guidance of our friendly & knowledgeable crew.


Lunch at the popular Bessemer Arms at Sheffield Park is included in the price along with tickets for up to 2 guests to accompany you in a carriage hauled by the loco you’ll be driving.

Perfect for that special Christmas present, or just the chance for a dream to come true….. this could be the answer.




Your Experience:

  • Departing from Sheffield Park station and returning there at the end of the experience
  • 1hr driving and firing a steam locomotive under the guidance of a member of Bluebell Railway loco crew, including 1 turn of each of driving and firing
  • Lunch in the Bessemer Arms at Sheffield Park station
  • Tickets for up to 2 guests to accompany you in a carriage behind the loco during your experience (please note lunch will be available for guests but is not included in the experience price)

For more details and to book your place – call our Customer Service Team on 01825 720800.

Please note we can only accept bookings for participants aged 18-75.

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