What’s on at NRM ShildonLocomotion

Steam loco footplate experiences

Take a steam train ride on our 1km track. Must be booked in advance.


Date:
By arrangement only, please call
Time:
Age restrictions apply - see right.
Museum is closed 21 Dec - 3 Jan
Price:
See right
Audience:
Adults
Type:
Events

These experiences must be booked in advance.

When you were a child, did you dream of driving a train, or riding on the footplate? Here's your chance to turn your childhood ambition into reality – with these great experience packages at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon.

Steam experiences – with Furness Railway No. 20, the oldest standard gauge locomotive still working in the UK

Steam experiences are available on selected dates only and participants must be aged between 21 and 69 (for insurance reasons)

2-hour steam footplate experience - £250

  • Tea/coffee on arrival
  • Learn more about the driver's duties
  • Find out about oiling and examination
  • Have a go at starting and driving (under supervision) on our 1km-long track
  • Receive a souvenir mug and certificate at the end of the session

30-minute steam taster experience - £80

  • Available on selected dates only
  • Participants must be aged between 21 and 69
  • Have a go at driving (under supervision) on our 1km-long track
  • Receive a souvenir mug and certificate at the end of the session

Dates for 2015

Date Event Type
Saturday April 4
Easter Driver experience FR20
Saturday May 23
Driver experience FR20
Saturday June 20
Cab It! Driver experience FR20
Sunday June 21 Cab It! Driver experience FR20
Saturday July 18 Driver experience FR20
Saturday August 29 Driver experience FR20
Saturday october 3 Driver experience FR20
Saturday November 7 Cab It! Driver experience FR20
Sunday November 8 Cab It! Driver experience FR20

Footplate rides

  • Footplate rides will be available on all passenger train dates, except our Spring Gala, Autumn Gala and Santa events
  • Participants must be aged 18 or over
  • The charge for footplate rides will remain at £10 per person

To enquire, call 01388 771430 or email shildon@nrm.org.uk

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