Drive a Train

Drive A Train

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to drive a train? Now you can, with footplate experiences on the ELR.

Our drive a train experiences – whether you choose steam or diesel – will see you stood on the footplate and in full control of the engine. We’ll teach you everything you need to know and take you to some amazing places that the general public never gets to see.

Drive a steam train


Experience the sounds, the heat and the power of a magnificent steam train, as you learn how to guard, fire and drive one of our steam engines.
Drive a steam train

Drive a diesel train


Take control of one of our wonderful heritage diesel locomotives and learn how to power and drive a diesel engine.
Drive a diesel train

Dates

Our steam train footplate experience typically takes place on a Friday or a Monday. They last all day, starting at 8.30am at Bury Bolton Street Station and finishing back there at approximately 5.00pm.

Our diesel footplate experiences typically take place on a Friday or Saturday. They last all day, starting at 8.30am at Bury Bolton Street Station and finishing back there at approximately 5.00pm.

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