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Elsecar Heritage Railway

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Footplate Experience on Sentinel Engine Gervase

Fantastic - what a lot of fun and what welcoming staff. Thanks to Andy and Tim who let me coax... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chris L
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Footplate experience

From booking the date to riding the footplate the experience was one I will not forget, you are... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sheffield, England.
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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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 6 days 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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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 8 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 28 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 16 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
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Had a ride in a Guards Van behind a very noisy and odd sounding steam engine on Bank Holiday early May. Not the longest of tracks or the most interesting of views from the train (hence my rating), but a must for all Steam travellers...More

1  Thank Solange888
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great fun, well organised and superbly executed.A one hour experience learning to fire and drive a steam locomotive. A big thanks to Tim and Andrew for their patience in showing us the ropes and to Ruth for the smooth organisation.Totally brilliant and memorable experience and...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We popped in on our way home from Leeds ... saw the sign on the motorway and thought we'd give it a go. Really impressed... the staff were so lovely and went out of their way to make it a good experience. The train ride...More

2  Thank neet181
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Neil P
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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