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Steam Engineman Course

The West Somerset Railway offers a range of one day and two day courses to realise your ambition and make your long held dreams become reality. Experience the feeling of working steam locomotives as you join the team on the footplate, shovel coal...

The West Somerset Railway offers a range of one day and two day courses to realise your ambition and make your long held dreams become reality.

Experience the feeling of working steam locomotives as you join the team on the footplate, shovel coal into the firebox, blow the whistle, open the regulator and feel the power.

Treat someone special (even yourself) to the thrill of a lifetime learning what it feels like to be a real fireman and engine driver. A really special present or excellent Corporate Hospitality.
    
With twenty miles of stunning Somerset countryside and coastal scenery, and challenging gradients there is something for everyone from the novice to the experienced enthusiast.

Our Steam Engineman Courses are designed for moderately fit men and women (over 18) (you need to be able to climb up and descend from the locomotive cab) to experience aspects of the railway unseen by many passengers. Depending on your choice of course you will learn how to prepare a locomotive, the principles of working a steam locomotive, signalling, braking, safety, driving and firing. Guided by an experienced West Somerset Railway Instructor you will haul a train of coaches or freight wagons along part of the entire longest preserved railway in the country.

Enjoy a real treat yourself or give the perfect surprise gift Voucher.

Please see our SEC Accommodation List for establishments who serve an early breakfast.

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Prices Between £100.00 to £245.00 Steam Engineman Course - SEC Tasters Find out more Book now
Prices Between £100.00 to £695.00 Steam Engineman Course - Stage Five Find out more Book now
Prices Between £100.00 to £695.00 Steam Engineman Course - Stage Four Find out more Book now
Prices Between £100.00 to £450.00 Steam Engineman Course - Stage One Find out more Book now
Prices Between £100.00 to £475.00 Steam Engineman Course - Stage Two Find out more Book now

The West Somerset Railway offers a range of one day and two day courses to realise your ambition and make your long held dreams become reality.

Experience the feeling of working steam locomotives as you join the team on the footplate, shovel coal into the firebox, blow the whistle, open the regulator and feel the power.

Treat someone special (even yourself) to the thrill of a lifetime learning what it feels like to be a real fireman and engine driver. A really special present or excellent Corporate Hospitality.
    
With twenty miles of stunning Somerset countryside and coastal scenery, and challenging gradients there is something for everyone from the novice to the experienced enthusiast.

Our Steam Engineman Courses are designed for moderately fit men and women (over 18) (you need to be able to climb up and descend from the locomotive cab) to experience aspects of the railway unseen by many passengers. Depending on your choice of course you will learn how to prepare a locomotive, the principles of working a steam locomotive, signalling, braking, safety, driving and firing. Guided by an experienced West Somerset Railway Instructor you will haul a train of coaches or freight wagons along part of the entire longest preserved railway in the country.

Enjoy a real treat yourself or give the perfect surprise gift Voucher.

Please see our SEC Accommodation List for establishments who serve an early breakfast.

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