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
There’s nothing quite like powering along on a roaring diesel train; and now you can enjoy the experience from the best seat in the house, the drivers cab! Our Diesel Rides offer fantastic value and an unforgettable experience.
Each experience includes:
• An 8 mile trip on the cab of a diesel locomotive
• A Day Rover Ticket for customer and one guest
• A commemorative certificate
You can also book by calling 0161 764 7790 (lines open daily 10am - 4pm)
If you would like to purchase a footplate ride as a present for that special someone in your life then perhaps consider a gift voucher. Our vouchers are available for all of the courses that we offer and come with a 12 month validity, allowing plenty of time for the lucky recipient to book one of our many courses. Our gift vouchers come presented in a special Footplate Gift Card that contains all of the information you need to know.
- Be aged between 18 and 75 at the time of the experience. Participants over the age of 70 MUST provide a medical certificate from their Doctor to state fitness, this must be made available to the railway before the day of the activity.
- Be in good health. For emergency evacuation you must be fit enough to climb on/off the locomotive from ground level unaided, this may be up to a 3 metre (10 feet) vertical climb with steps at up to 0.6m (2ft) spacing. You must also be able to cope with discomfort, variable temperatures, weather and lighting, heights (viaducts and bridges), dark (tunnel), noise and vibration.
- Able to read (with glasses or contact lenses if necessary) a car number plate from 20 metres.
- You must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions in noisy surroundings.
- Disclose any medical conditions and treatment/medication that mat affect mobility, concentration, dexterity, co-ordination or consciousness.
Before booking please read our Terms & Conditions.