Events at

Statfold Barn Railway

Driver Experience

All Year Round

Relive the golden age of steam and realise your dream of driving a steam engine, Diesel Engine OR Tram!
You will receive a warm welcome from your instructor here at Statfold Barn Railway followed by a safety briefing & information. You are then shown to the footplate where full instructions on the driving controls, firing techniques and other locomotive operating requirements are given. Then, taking turns with the other participants, you will become the driver and fireman!

Available all year round every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (If you are looking to book in August, please can you phone us first to take your booking)

*Please Note* Driving a steam engine is physically demanding and can be hard work. You will need to be at least 16 years of age, in good health and reasonably fit since you will be climbing up and down from the footplate quite a few times during the day, as well as shovelling coal and operating heavy controls. Please let us know if the person taking the course has any disability, medical or learning conditions that we may need to be aware of.

If you are undertaking the Tram Driving experience you will need to be in good health and reasonably fit as there are steps up onto the tram.

Driver Experience Options

  • Driving and Firing Experience

    Full Day - £350 Per Participant

    • Learn how to drive and fire
    • You could be paired with up to 2 other participants.
    • Passenger and or Goods / Freight
    • Lunch & refreshments included
    • Up to ten guests can travel for FREE (Lunch & museum tour are additional)
    • Guided tour of our museum and collection of engines
    • Statfold Driver Day Certificate & Gift
  • Drive a Diesel Loco

    Full Day - £200 Per Participant

    • You could be paired with up to 2 other participants.
    • Up to ten guests can travel for FREE (Lunch & museum tour are additional)
    • Passenger and or Goods / Freight
    • Guided tour of our museum and collection of engines
    • Signal box tour also included
    • Statfold Driver Day Certificate & Gift
  • Drive a Diesel Loco

    Half Day - £150 Per Participant

    • You could be paired with up to 1 other participant.
    • Up to ten guests can travel for FREE (Lunch & museum tour are additional)
    • Passenger and or Goods / Freight
    • Tea & coffee included
    • Guided tour of our museum and collection of engines
    • Signal box tour also included
    • Statfold Driver Day Certificate & Gift
  • Drive the Burton & Ashby Tram

    Half Day - £150 Per Participant

    • You could be paired with up to 1 other participant.
    • Up to ten guests can travel for FREE (Lunch & museum tour are additional)
    • Tea & coffee included
    • Guided tour of our museum and collection of engines
    • Statfold Driver Day Certificate & Gift
  • Bespoke Packages

    Our bespoke packages are ideal for birthdays, hens, stags, and any other special occasions. For more details get in touch with Michelle Lees.