** 2019 Dates SOLD OUT **

Experience the workhorses of Britain’s railways with a footplate ride in a cab of a heritage Diesel locomotive/Diesel Multiple Unit. Journey from Pickering to Grosmont (18 miles) with our experienced crews and see Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel through the North York Moors National Park. Returning back to Pickering “on the cushions” (aboard a carriage) at your leisure.

  • 18-mile cab ride on a diesel locomotive
  • One year NYMR Membership worth £31 (If you are a current member this cost is deducted, £159 per person) 
  • Souvenir Certificate signed by your driver 
  • Your journey will help support the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust

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.

Not sure what date you want to book an experience? Why not buy one of our e-card/gift card as a gift which can be redeemed for our Steam/Diesel experiences. 

Price £190 per person. Limited Availability. See Full Terms & Conditions


Non Members Members

Please note: 

  • If you are a purchasing a Footplate Experience as a gift and do not know the recipients details, please purchase a e-card/gift card so that they can complete their personal details. 
  • All courses are available for physically fit participants aged 16 years plus. A medical declaration will be required to sign on arrival at Customer Services.  
  • Please ensure that you arrive at Customer Services at least 45 minutes before service is due to depart. 
  • The railway is not able to honour any membership benefits until you are in receipt of your membership card (please allow 14 days for processing). Members planning to use their membership to travel should wait until their official membership card has been delivered before making a purchase or booking. 
  • Existing members purchasing a Foot Plate Experience must have a valid membership on date of experience.