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Gift Experience – Steam Footplate Taster


Gift Experience – Steam Footplate Taster

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The perfect gift for the train enthusiast – a chance to drive and fire a heritage steam locomotive as it travels through the scenic Suth Tyne Valley from Alston to Slaggyford and back.

The experience lasts about 2 1/2 hours and includes a health and safety briefing and a hot drink on arrival.

Please note

  • this experience is for over 16s only and the participant must be in reasonable health and physically able to climb in and out of the cab, i.e. from ground level via vertical steps onto the footplate
  • a good standard of sturdy footwear is required. We do not allow trainers or flip flops etc. and it is advisable to wear older clothing as the participant may get dirty
  • the participant will undertake not to consume alcohol or drugs within eight hours of starting the experience.
  • please ensure that the participant is able to fulfil the considerations above before you book this experience. They will be required to sign a footplate sign off form before their steam taster begins