top of page

Locomotive Footplate Ride Experiences

Book that perfect gift today!

Looking for a gift for the person who has everything?

Or perhaps you would just like to treat yourself?

Why not consider booking a Footplate Ride Experience at

Blaenavon's Heritage Railway? 

The Experience, suitable for those aged 18 or over, includes:

  • Choice of a steam or diesel experience

  • A full round trip with the Driver on the footplate, lasting approx one hour for the participant

  • A further full round trip assisting the Guard

  • A complimentary ticket for a friend to ride on the train on the same day

  • A certificate commemorating your special day.

From £75 per participant.Price includes one guest per participant.
Bookings for the 2024 season will be available from March 2024.



Please note: Footplate Ride Experiences do not take place on special events days

Terms and Conditions:


• Footplate Ride Experience participants must be aged 18 or over. Although there is no upper age limit, the participant should be generally healthy enough for light manual work.

• Participants must be able to climb into the locomotive cab from the platform. Please also note that the cab may be a relatively confined space.

• Please ensure that you choose the correct date and time when booking an Experience. Bookings may be re-arranged at no extra cost, provided this is arranged no more than 14 days before the date of your original booking.

• You may cancel your booking for a full refund within five working days. After this time, we will only be able to rearrange your Heritage Experience.

• Missed Footplate Ride Experiences cannot be refunded or rearranged.

• Footplate Ride Experience vouchers that are purchased as a gift must be redeemed during the 2024 running season.

• Whilst we are generally able to accommodate most reasonable alterations to bookings, we cannot always guarantee to do so.

• In the event that the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company (1983) Ltd. are not able to honour an Experience, for example, following the failure of a locomotive, we will seek to reschedule your Experience for another suitable date and time. If this is not possible, then we will issue a full refund.

PBR Gala 2019 HR_122.jpg
bottom of page