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.
Participants must be 18 years old or over.