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Steam Locomotive Driving Experience

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Code: PSTTDR 12 month validity Leicestershire - Loughborough 1 person

Watched any old movies lately and wished you could relive the golden age of steam? Well now you can - with this Steam Locomotive Driving experience you will take control of a real fully functioning locomotive, for a thrilling ride along Britain’s only mainline steam railway in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Take to the footplate and live your dream for a full day of excitement, you’ll take an observation trip, enjoy a complimentary lunch and receive guided tours of the locomotive works and signal box. Included in this incredible experience is a free train ticket for one guest and presentation of your participation certificate. This is a super interesting day and one you won't forget in a hurry.

What's Included?

  • Route observation trip
  • Shared drive of a steam locomotive
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Guided tour of locomotive works
  • Guided tour of signal box
  • Free train ticket for one guest
  • Presentation Certificate
  • Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
We’re working with our experience partners to ensure we’re adhering to government advice as it updates. Please check with the supplier at time of booking for their individual recommendations.


Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date

What happens on the day?

A warm reception and a hot drink await you in the Loughborough Central refreshment room when you meet your friendly host for the day.  After donning company overalls you'll be shown a brief training film and during the day, enjoy a tour of the locomotive works and signal box.

At lunch time you can choose from a selection of daily specials and the highlight of your day comes when you mount the footplate of your locomotive. You’ll take an historic journey on Britain's only main line steam railway, professionally instructed and assisted by an experienced member of the crew.

Participant guidelines

  • Minimum age: 18
  • No maximum age but must be fit enough to climb up to the footplate
  • Participants must be physically and mentally fit with good hearing and vision
  • You must not suffer from any driving prohibiting condition - if in doubt please check at the time of booking
  • One complimentary ticket for a guest’s train travel is included. Additional guests are welcome however there will be an extra charge; please contact the supplier for further details
  • The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary


Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the issue date.

This experience is available on selected weekends throughout the year.

We recommend you book at least 12 weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.

Please allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience.

What about insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

How it works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

Packaging and Delivery

Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.

All images shown are for illustration purpose only, actual product may vary from images shown.

5 out of 5 stars Based on 1 reviews

Review by Bev

5 out of 5 stars
"An unforgettable day"

Easy to book and all went very smoothly.

A terrific day from arrival to departure. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and enjoy it as much as the participants. John the qualified engine driver is fun to learn with and makes you feel at ease. I can thoroughly recommend the steam engine driving experience at Loughborough. This is something I've wanted to do since riding on the footplate of the Oliver Cromwell as a child at Bressingham steam museum. Choo, choo!

28 May 2018

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Steam Locomotive Driving Experience
Steam Locomotive Driving Experience
5 out of 5 stars
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Leicestershire - Loughborough

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