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Step aboard
Caption: Step aboard

Take a quick trip on the footplate of one of the East Lancashire Railway’s heritage steam or diesel locomotives.

Each footplate ride includes an 8 mile trip on the footplate or cab of a steam or diesel locomotive, a day rover ticket for yourself and one guest and the presentation of a souvenir certificate signed by the driver and fireman/second man.

Dates, Times and Prices

Steam Footplate Rides

Price: £105

Dates: 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 16 Apr, 9 May, 21 May, 6 Jun, 18 June, 23 Jul, 12 Sep, 10 Oct 

All listed Footplate Ride dates are now full for 2015, please check back soon for additional dates.

How to Book

To book download the FXP Booking Form below and send it to: Footplate Experience Manager, East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury, BL9 0EY

Or call: 07814 302813

You can also email the completed form to:

Before booking please download and read our Terms & Conditions.

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Our visitors say…

  • The staff are friendly and polite, the stations are very clean as are the carriages, they have a good selection of steam and diesel locomotives and DMUs.

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