Appleby  Frodingham Railway  Preservation Society

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AFRPS  offer  footplate  days  on both steam and  diesel  locos  from 2  hours  to a  full  day. these  days  can be  tailored  to  suit  individuals, and   for  steel  footplate  days  , we  can operate  them on most  dates  (Subject to  loco availability)

All places  must  be  prebooked  ,by e-mailing operations@afrps.o.uk , or  telephoning  07889 297271  

 
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    Steam Diesel Steam Diesel
Duration   2 Hours 2  Hours Full Day

08:00-16:00

Full  Day

09:00-16:00

Availability   Most  Saturdays at  10:00

Also at 16:30  when no  brake  van tour

Most  Saturdays  at  10:00

Also at 16:30  when no  brake  van tour

Most  days  of  the  week

Ring  for  details  of  availability

Most  days  of  the  week

Ring  for  details  of  availability

Cost  for  1  person   175 150 400 300
Cost for  2  people (booked at  same  time)   300 250 750 550
What's  a typical  day We  will collect you from Froddingham  platform at the pre agreed  time

After a  short  safety briefing  and a hot  drink, you will  be introduced to  your  loco crew  for  the  day

your  loco  crew will  explain and  demonstrate  the  controls  of  the loco to  you  before  you  have a  few  practice  runs in the  shed yard

We  then take  the  loco for  a  trip around the  site  with you at  the  controls , before  returning to  the  shed  for  refreshments  before returning  to  Frodingham  platform 

We  will  meet  you  at  Frodingham platform  and  show  you  how  to  get to  our  loco shed

After a  short  safety briefing  and a hot  drink, you will  be introduced to  your  loco crew  for  the  day

We  start  the day  preparing the  loco for  work , on steam locos  this  includes preparing and  lighting the  fire , we  then complete  prestart  checks 

On diesel  locos  we  may  use  more  than 1  loco  during the  day  depending on what  locos are available

After  a  few  practice  runs  in the  shed  yard , we  head  off  for  a  ride  around  the  site  do you  can get  used to  the  loco

After  lunch (Not Included) we  that  the  loco  back out  onto  the  site  , where  we  will  take  a  short freight  train  around the  site - alternitvly  you  may  chose  to  show  your  driving  skills to   friends &Family  with a  brake  van ride  for  them from Frodingham  platform

At  the  end  of  the  day  , we   return to  the  loco shed  where  you  put  the  loco away  for  the  night

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the present coronavirus outbreak we have also cancelled all tours  upto  &  including  16th June  2020,

footplate  days will resume as  soon as its  safe to  do so -we  hope  to  restart  diesel  footplate  days  as soon as  the  government  lifts  its  ban on none essential travel , steam footplate days may take  a bit longer due to limited room on the  footplate

We  look forward  to resuming  railtours  and  seeing you  all  as  soon as  possible  meanwhile  keep  safe