Drive a Train round  Britain's  largest  industrial  railway
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Pacer 144017 is now at Scunthorpe and on selected days we are offering the opportunity to  drive the train  around the  internal system of British Steel  Scunthorpe ,departing from and  returning to  Frodingham platform

 for  each experience we  request a  donation  of 225  for  one  person to  drive the train or  325  for  two  people  to share  the  time  driving the  train  - this  is  to cover  the  running costs  and  to  maintain the  unit


 Each experience   will  consist of about 2 hours driving the  unit

 All Drivers  must  be  aged  18  years  or  over 


Sat 25th May 2024 Pacer  driving experiences

are  run at  09:00,11:00,13:30 & 15:30

For  latest  availability  please  see  the  booking page

Via  the  Link Below

Sat29th June 2024
Sat 27th July 2024

dates for August September and  October will be released at the  end  of  May

Places  can be  reserved  via  our booking partner ticket source


Book now


Conditions  of  booking



Participants must be over 18 years of age and be physically and mentally fit with reasonable hearing and vision. In particular participants must be capable of climbing up and descending the vertical steps between the footplate of the locomotive and ground level (approximately 6)

2 All participants  must  follow  the  instructions  of  the  instructor  at all  times  - British Steel  Scunthorpe  is  not a  mainline  railway  and   speeds will  be  limited at  various points  around  the  site.
3  If  you  wish family  members  to  ride  with you please  let  us  know before  the  day.
4 Due  to  Insurance  requirements  all  drivers  must  be  over the  age  of  18.
5 You  must  arrive  on time  for the  experience,   time  on the  footplate is  limited  , late  arrivals  will only  get  the  time  from arrival upto the  end of  their  allocated  period  - if a late  start  is  due  to the  railway  , we  will ensure  you  get your  full time.

The railway reserves the right to refuse access onto locomotives to anyone who appears to be unfit to operate them. This includes anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

7 The  railway  reserve  the  right  to  cancel  these  experiences  should  we  have  a  mechanical or  electrical  failure  on the  unit  which makes it  impossible to  continue. Should  this  occur  , we  welcome  you  to  arrange  another  day.
8 Cancelation policy - Cancel  more  than 28 days  before  event  90% Refund , between 28 &14 day no refund  but  option to  change  date , less  than 14  days date changes at  discretion of  AFR-S  Trustees