Driver Experience

We have hosted one of our Footplate Experience Days for Mike and Jason. I think it’s fair to say that both enjoyed the experience enormously. The afternoon Steam Experience starts at 1400, and Mike and Jason had a guided tour on the loco sheds. They then travelled on the footplate of the steam loco whilst it hauled the passenger trains, with a chance to do a little driving when the loco wasn’t actually on the train – for example, in between passenger trains. After the last public train, they had the chance to stretch their newly found skills a little by working the loco with the now empty coaches. Finally, the loco was taken for an explore of the Field Railway. The fireman, Dan, looked greatly relieved when they both helped to muck-in with the dirty end-of-day tube sweeping task. More information of the various footplate experiences is here:- https://avlr.org.uk/driver-experiences-and-footplate-rides