COVD-19 UPDATE (28 June 2020): We regret that we are currently unable to accept any Driver Experience Courses bookings due to current COVID-19 restrictions, which make it impossible for two people to share a footplate at the moment. We will, of course, review this as and when restrictions change. Sorry for any disappointment!
Have you ever wanted to take to the footplate of a steam engine?
Purchase an experience today and receive a personalised gift voucher, making these ideal gifts.
If you are buying the experience as a gift, you do not need to book the date of the experience at the time of purchase. We will provide a list of available dates along with the gift voucher.
Driver Experience Course - £325
Full day course, lasting from approximately 9am until 4.45pm
Take the regulator of one of our steam engines with one-on-one tuition from an experienced engineman
Learn how to fire and operate a steam locomotive
Learn how to operate a diesel engine
14 miles of steam driving plus four miles of diesel driving including two return trips to Shelley, a return trip to Skelmanthorpe and lots of shunting!
Learn the role of the guard
A "Yorkshire Pack Up” lunch of sandwiches, crisps, a cake, bottle of water and tea/coffee for the participant and a guest
Complimentary tea and coffee for the participant and a guest
Free travel for a guest on the passenger carriages hauled by the participant
Souvenirs of the day including a KLR mug & a certificate
A complimentary family ticket to the railway for a return visit within a year
A tour of the engine shed & workshop (subject to staff availability)
Available on selected Tuesdays & Wednesdays throughout the year
To be booked in advance
Please CLICK HERE to read the Kirklees Light Railway's important Terms & Conditions before purchasing a Footplate/Driver Experience at the KLR.