Gift vouchers available!

Steam Footplate 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?

Ideal gift

for birthdays and special occasions

Coronavirus Update:

You can still purchase a steam driving experience as a voucher, either for yourself or as a gift for someone. The voucher will be sent to you to book an experience date when they become available as the railway gradually reopens.

Vouchers can be bought for use in 2021.

Please use the form at the bottom of the page to buy a voucher.

This is what you could be doing!

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 to operate passenger trains.

  •  One-hour experience cost £160

  • 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 buy online using the form at the bottom of the page.