Realise your lifelong ambition to ride on a steam or heritage diesel footplate…

We offer the opportunity for you to ride on one of our steam or diesel footplates and experience the sounds, smells and sights at one of the world’s greatest heritage railways. Whether it's to realise a lifelong ambition, or as that very special railway gift, experiencing a footplate ride is an amazing adventure...

Our Diesel Experience…

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. Complete your day by exploring the engine sheds at Grosmont where our steam and diesel locomotives are maintained before 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
  • Souvenir Certificate signed by your driver 
  • Meal Voucher for use in one of our Tea Rooms
  • Your journey has helped support the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust

2017 Available Dates: 

  • May - 30 & 31
  • June - 1
  • July - 24, 25, 26, 27 & 31
  • August - 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 & 31

Price £180 per person. Limited Availability.


Our Steam Experiences...

Relive the golden age of steam and experience a truly unforgettable journey on a heritage steam locomotive footplate. Take a return journey from Pickering to Grosmont (36 miles) with our experienced crews and see Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel through the North York Moors National Park.

 “I have just enjoyed one of the most thrilling experiences of my life.”

Nina Wilson

  • 36-mile footplate ride on a heritage steam locomotive (total elapsed time of 3 hours)
  • One year NYMR Membership
  • Souvenir Certificate signed by your driver 
  • NYMR Polo Shirt
  • Meal Voucher for use in one of our Tea Rooms
  • Your journey has helped 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.

Available Dates & Departure Times: There are currently no dates available.

Price £350 per person. Limited Availability.


Bookings...

Contact the Footplate Coordinator, Gerry Bacon on 01751 477700 or email gerry.bacon@nymr.co.uk 

Buying a present? Why not buy a Footplate Gift voucher from our Online Shop to use as payment for one of our courses?

Terms & Conditions:

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.