Footplate Experience

We currently offer a Bronze Footplate Experience. Gift vouchers of varying amounts can be bought from our on-line shop here and used as part payment for our courses.

Bronze Experience £340

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 Bronze courses via our online shop.

Read an account of one persons Bronze Experience on the Footplate

Available dates

Contact Gerry Bacon on 01751 473799 Ext. 232 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 locomotive.  

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

Scheduled Locomotives

The railway is currently closed and will reopen on Saturday 28 November 2015 when we shall start running our Santa Specials.

Please view our Winter Timetable for our next running dates for trains between Pickering and Grosmont (starting 27 December 2015):


Subject to change at any time. Updated at 08.30 on 11th Nov


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