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Footplate Dreams Fulfilled

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We’re very excited to announce that train enthusiasts can now book a footplate experience to drive and fire one of our heritage steam locomotives.

There are three tempting experiences to choose from; a steam footplate taster, a steam footplate experience day where participants will join the steam crew taking a turn at firing and driving, and a railway experience where as well as taking a turn on the footplate, participants will also act as a guard and learn to operate the signals too.

The Naklo restoration project, funded by the Power to Change Trust is almost complete and with her wide cab Naklo is the perfect loco for participants to join our fantastic volunteer crew and have a great steam footplate experience.” Naklo is due to be relaunched this summer and will join the unique wood burning locomotive, Green Dragon, in regular traffic at the Railway.

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