FootplateFootplate Ride

Enjoy the steam train journey to Lakeside and back.

See the journey from a drivers view point. Join the crew in the cab of one of our working steam locomotives.

A must for all steam train lovers.


Terms & Conditions

  • All participants must be aged between 18 and 70.
  • All participants must be fit and mobile. (The ability to climb in and out of the engine unaided)
  • For operational reasons the railway will choose the steam locomotive to be used.
  • Participant must be wearing suitable clothing- covered footwear and long trouser, an overcoat can be provided.

The railway reserves any writes to decline entrance onto the footplate, if you have any doubts or concerns before purchasing this experience please contact the railway direct on 015395 31594.


The recipient of this voucher MUST pre book this experience.

Valid as on voucher

Please note we can only accommodate 1 guest on the footplate per journey.

Each voucher type must be added separately
e.g. for 2 adults and 2 children – choose the adult voucher, fill in the name (required), quantity and message box (not required) and click ‘add to cart’. Once added, repeat this process with the child voucher selected.


Click to see sample voucher

Voucher Option 1
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IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the current situation and government advice we have taken the decision to close the railway as of today, Monday 23rd March. All operations will cease until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.