Footplate Experience

We currently offer Tin and Bronze Footplate Experiences. Gift vouchers of varying amounts can be bought from our online shop and used as part payment for our courses.

Tin Experience ‘A view from the cab’ – £175

An outbound footplate ride in the cab of a Diesel locomotive/Diesel Multiple Unit from Pickering to Grosmont (18 miles) and a travel ticket to return “on the cushions” (aboard a carriage) at your leisure later in the day.

Also included is one-year membership of the NYMR (worth £22), a souvenir certificate signed by your driver and a meal voucher for use in one of our Tea Rooms.

Available Dates & Departure Times

August: 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26 & 30 – 10am
September: 1 – 10am
October: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 – 11am

Contact Gerry Bacon on 01751 477700 or email to purchase.

Bronze Experience – £340

A return footplate ride between Pickering and Grosmont on a heritage steam locomotive, travelling a total of 36 miles, with an total elapsed time of 3 hours.

Also included is one-year membership of the NYMR (worth £22), a souvenir certificate signed by your driver, a polo shirt and lunch.

The course operates Mondays – Fridays (with some exceptions) throughout the main running period. We regret, there are no weekend dates and the course does not run on special event days or Bank Holidays.

Read an account of one persons Bronze Experience on the Footplate

Available dates

 All dates for 2016 are now sold out!

Contact Gerry Bacon on 01751 477700 or email to be added to the waiting list.

All courses are available for physically fit participants aged between 16 and 70 years. Our risk assessment process requires that a doctor’s letter be provided confirming that participants over the age of 70 are medically fit and capable to be able to travel safely on a steam or diesel locomotive.  

Please note that the price covers food and travel for the participant only.

Scheduled Locomotives

Locomotives scheduled to run on Thursday 25th August 2016

44806 - 4-6-0 Black 5

45428 - Black 5 - Eric Treacy

61264 - Thompson Class B1

76079 - BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0

26038 - Class 26 Diesel


Subject to change at any time. Updated at 08.40 25th August 2016


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