There are trains running today using the 1940s Weekend Timetable 2016

25 - 27 May: Due to ongoing refurbishment, the trackside pub will not be serving food. Our Buffet on platform 3/4 will be open serving sandwiches, snacks, cakes and drinks. - 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Riding the footplate
Climb into the diesel cab

Due to unprecedented demand we are unable to offer any further dates or Gift Vouchers for 2016.

Working to a budget? Get a taste of life on a footplate with one of our great value Footplate Rides. Relish the experience as you travel alongside the professional crew of veteran drivers and fireman, one warning though, one trip may not be enough!

Steam Footplate Rides

2016 Steam Footplate Rides are now sold out.

Diesel Cab Rides

2016 Diesel Cab Rides are now sold out.

Our visitors say…

  • Nice trains, big and shiny, lots of steam and nice noise, long enough track too feel had a ride!

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