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Elsecar Heritage Railway

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Footplate experience on steam train

Received 1 hour footplate experience as a gift ... well you rarely buy such things for yourself... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Living a childhood steam train dream

This was a present from my son who knew of my interest. A steam shunting engine, a good length of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Quentin L
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Elsecar Heritage Railway is South Yorkshire's only Heritage Railway. Currently operating on a one mile section of track, passengers are pulled by a selection of steam and diesel engines, with a variety of coaching stock. Run entirely by a team of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road, Elsecar S74 8HJ, England
+44 1226 746746
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Received 1 hour footplate experience as a gift ... well you rarely buy such things for yourself. Comms over booking were good, plenty of opportunity to match my availability with theirs by email. The railway is part of a larger heritage centre and we arrived...More

Thank davidmadders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a present from my son who knew of my interest. A steam shunting engine, a good length of track, two brilliant volunteers and a bright but coolish day. If you haven’t the required clothes you will get ‘kitted out’ and briefed on safety...More

Thank Quentin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a surprise birthday party on 28/09/2018. We would like to say a big thank you to all the staff who helped to make this a special night. All our guests had a wonderful time, everything went to schedule and I hope this will...More

Thank Climber300587
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic - what a lot of fun and what welcoming staff. Thanks to Andy and Tim who let me coax their steam engine back and forth on the Elsecar tracks. A warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed and it really is an experience you are...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 20 August 2018

From booking the date to riding the footplate the experience was one I will not forget, you are provided with overalls, thick gloves and given a safety briefing before being introduced to your driver and fireman for the session. An easy to follow explanation of...More

Thank Noel58
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We took an impromptu trip to Elsecar Heritage Railway as they run trains on a Wednesday during the school holidays. It turned out to be a tea party with the Mad Hatter. The kids each got a goodie bag with a decorate your own train...More

1  Thank d1mthompson
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My husband was given this experience for Xmas from our son and partner.we went on Saturday ,it was such an amazing experience from start to finish.they are all so professional friendly helpful people who are all volunteers !!! Incredible !! We were just so impressed...More

1  Thank 47caz
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I don’t actually know where to start with this review because I am still in awe! To ride on a steam train in the first place is an experience in itself! From arriving the volunteers were lovely - the lady in the ticket office/shop was...More

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We took out 2 daughters age 4 and 1 for the teddy bear specials day (kids rode free with a teddy bear). It is a very short stretch of track with a lot of stopping and starting and going backwards and forward to making it...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the centre on a Sunday for a look around the little shops and a ride on the railway! Extra trains had been put on which was a bonus as we didn’t have to wait as long for the ride! All the staff were very...More

1  Thank Grace H
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Neil P
4 July 2018|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking... I think it was actually free but I can't be 100% sure