Footplate Experience

We currently offer two levels of footplate experiences; Bronze and Silver. Gift vouchers of varying amounts can be bought from our on-line shop here and used as part payment for our courses.

Details and pricing about each of our Footplate Experiences are shown below:

Bronze Experience £330

A return footplate ride between Pickering and Grosmont.

The fee includes lunch; one-year Membership of the NYMR, a souvenir certificate signed by your driver and a polo shirt.

Your return journey will take you a total of 36 miles, a total elapsed time of 3 hours.

The course operates Mondays – Fridays (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.

Gift Vouchers can be purchased for our 2014 Bronze courses via our online shop.

Read an account of one persons Bronze Experience on the Footplate

Available dates

There are no more dates available this year, 2015 dates will be announced in due course.

Contact Gerry Bacon on 01751 473799 Ext. 232 or email gerry.bacon@nymr.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.


Silver Experience- £595

This course will utilize the light engine 1230 service from Grosmont and return at 1400 from Pickering, finishing at approximately 1515. Please be aware that this course is a light engine movement only – no carriages will be attached to the locomotive.

The fee includes; one-year Membership of the NYMR and a souvenir certificate signed by your driver.

Report to our offices at Grosmont by 0930, enjoy a light breakfast and then join one of our instructors for a short walk to the Locomotive Depot for a safety briefing. Next under supervision you will prepare the engine; oiling up, examining, checking fuel and equipment and raising steam pressure. Once the engine is ready you will be given instructions on how to operate and have time to familiarise yourself with the controls and how the engine works. A packed lunch will be provided to keep you going through the rest of the day.

Available dates

There are no more dates available this year, 2015 dates will be announced in due course.

Contact Gerry Bacon on 01751 473799 Ext. 232 or email gerry.bacon@nymr.co.uk 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 locomotive.  

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

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