Steam Engine Driving Experience


Ever wanted to drive a steam locomotive? This is your chance!


Why not take control of one of our steam engines under the supervision of our experienced drivers and firemen?

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association is offering one and two-hour driving experiences on one of our 'Andrew Barclay 0-4-0' steam engines at Wirksworth Station.

The experience will involve firing and driving the steam engine in the yard and on the unique 1:27 incline to Ravenstor – the steepest heritage railway line in the country.

  • One-hour experience cost £160 and a two-hour experience costs £220


Friends and family can ride in the brake van coupled to the engine so that they can share the experience!

For further details please contact:


You can also buy online using the form at the bottom of the page - you will then be contacted to arrange a date.

Bookings are currently closed due to Coronavirus pandemic

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Registered Address:
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association
Wirksworth Station
Coldwell Street
DE4 4FB.
01629 823076.
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