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Home Attractions & Tours Steam Train Footplate Ride Experience at Mid Hants Railway

Steam Train Footplate Ride Experience at Mid Hants Railway

1½ hrs
1 person
Valid for 20 months
Alresford - Hampshire
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Mid Hants Railway, otherwise known as the Watercress Line, is a traditional heritage railway in Hampshire. Climb aboard the train and experience life on the footplate of a magnificent steam locomotive on its regular journey. Join crews for an exciting 20-mile return journey, hauling a passenger service through the stunning Hampshire countryside. The highly experienced engine crews are on hand to answer any questions and draw your attention to various points of interest along the way. To top it all off, the individual lucky enough to enjoy this experience will be the only passenger riding amongst the crew. This is a fantastic way to experience the thrill of life on the footplate. This is a truly unique train driving experience for steam engine enthusiasts.

In a Nutshell
  • Climb aboard a magnificent steam locomotive
  • Join the crew on the footplate and ask them questions along the way
  • Travel through stunning Hampshire countryside on a heritage railway
Key Info
  • Availability Description
    This voucher is valid for one person. Available week round, February–November. All dates are subject to availability.
  • Participant Guidelines
    Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Weather
    The weather should not affect this experience but if conditions are extreme please contact the station before leaving home.
  • Duration
    This experience lasts approximately one and a half hours.
  • Numbers on the Day
    This footplate ride is exclusively for the participant and the engine crew.
  • Dress Code
    Stout footwear must be worn, trainers are not acceptable. Dress comfortably in old clothing that fully covers the arms and legs.
  • Other Info
    No experience is necessary but participants must be fit enough to climb up to the footplate from ground level. Mobility needs must be stated when booking.


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Steam Train Footplate Ride Experience at Mid Hants Railway