Relive the golden age of steam and realise your dream of driving a steam engine, Diesel Engine OR Tram!


You will receive a warm welcome from your instructor here at Statfold Barn Railway followed by a safety briefing & information. You are then shown to the footplate where full instructions on the driving controls, firing techniques and other locomotive operating requirements are given. Then, taking turns with the other participants, you will become the driver and fireman!

Please Note

  • Driving a steam engine is physically demanding and can be hard work.

  • You will need to be at least 16 years of age, in good health and reasonably fit since you will be climbing up and down from the footplate quite a few times during the day, as well as shovelling coal and operating heavy controls.

  • Please let us know if the person taking the course has any disability, medical or learning conditions that we may need to be aware of.

  • If you are undertaking the Tram Driving experience you will need to be in good health and reasonably fit as there are steps up onto the tram

  • Please note that the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum Trust reserve the right to reschedule any experience if the minimum amount of participants per day hasn’t been met.

If you have any questions about these experiences please contact James@statfold.com

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DRIVER EXPERIENCE

Driving & Firing Experience

  • Learn how to drive and fire

  • You will be paired with 2 other participants

  • Lunch and refreshments included

  • Up to 5 guests can ride for free (Lunch can be provided for an extra £10 per person)

  • Guided tour of the museum and collection of engines

  • Statfold Driver Day Certificate and gift

Full day £350 per participant

Drive the Burton & Ashby Tram

  • Learn how to drive and fire

  • You will be paired with 1 other participant

  • Refreshments included

  • Up to 5 guests can ride for free 

  • Guided tour of the museum and collection of engines

  • Statfold Driver Day Certificate and gift
     

  • Half day £150 per participant

Drive a Diesel Loco

  • Learn how to drive and fire

  • You will be paired with 1 other participant

  • Refreshments included

  • Up to 5 guests can ride for free 

  • Guided tour of the museum and collection of engines

  • Signal box tour also included

  • Statfold Driver Day Certificate and gift

Half day £150 per participant

Bespoke Packages

  • Customise your very own day at Statfold. Ideal for thsat special occasion...birthday, stag, hen or simply for yourself.

  • Makes dreams come true.

  • Contact us in the office ;

CONTACT US

Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum Trust Ltd

Ashby Road

Tamworth

Staffordshire B79 0BU

01827 830389

info@statfold.com

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