Footplate Tasters

Wow! All our original dates in 2019 sold quickly! So we’ve added some more in May – hurry they sell fast!

 

 

We’ll be running our popular Footplate Tasters again in January, February, May & November 2019,  Enjoy a ‘turn’ on the footplate of ‘Bluebell’- a small P class engine * under the guidance of our experienced footplate crews. Perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of being an ‘engine driver’!

 

Photo Credit: Martin Lawrence

 

Times (choose at time when booking)

  • Morning Sessions
    • 10:00 am
    • 11:20 am
  • Afternoon sessions
    • 1:00 pm
    • 2:20 pm
    • 3:40 pm

 


Your Experience:

  • An individual 1 hour ‘Hands On’ driving experience with one of our experienced loco crews within the station area
  • Your own guide to answer questions and give you a tour of Sheffield Park station, with the opportunity to visit the signal box, SteamWorks! and our locomotive workshop.
  • Full English breakfast, or lunch (depending on the time of your experience) in the Bessemer Arms at Sheffield Park station
  • A gift pack from the Bluebell Shop.
  • A year’s membership of BRPS (Bluebell Railway Preservation Society)
  • A certificate for you to take away on completion.

Participants must: 

  • Be aged between 18 & 75 yrs
  • 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 Brief 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.
  • Should ‘Bluebell’ not be available on the date of your experience, a different locomotive will be used. 
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