A fantastic Footplate Experience from Dartmouth Steam Railway!
A terrific gift for Mothers/Fathers Day. (Ooh, and birthdays. And anniversaries. And Christmas!) Purchase a Footplate Experience voucher for family or friends (or both) or just for gift to yourself.
We are offering this truly awesome experience for just £85.00!!
You will travel on the footplate to stand alongside (and under the guidance of) our driver and fireman as they work the steam engine along the 30-minute coastal and rural tracks from Paignton to Kingswear (or vice versa). Feel the heat of the fire as the fireman adds coal and learn from him how important it is (and why) to fire the engine correctly - also learn how the fireman controls the water. Watch the driver as he works the regulator, bringing the train to the stations with inch perfect precision. On this wonderful experience you will perhaps learn new meanings to old words such as "tokens" which control possession of the line , or "permanent way" which is the track and ballast that the trains run along.
Few people have the opportunity to ride the footplate of a running steam train. Be one of them and enjoy this wonderful trip including viaducts, tunnels, gradients and coastal vistas. For a genuinely memorable journey book online or call us for more details.
Book Tickets Here (note you are NOT booking a date. Date and time for the experience should be booked after purchase via the telephone on 01803 555872).