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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

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 

To purchase a steam driving experience please use the form below.

For further details please contact:


You can buy online using the form at the bottom of the page.