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Elsecar Heritage Railway

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A fantastic experience

My husband went for a steam train Footplate experience. From the moment we arrived to the moment we... read more

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Chester, United Kingdom

We visited this wonderful place for the very first time yesterday. Firstly we can’t believe we have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Elsecar Heritage Railway is South Yorkshire's only Heritage Railway. Currently operating on a one mile section of track, passengers are pulled by a selection of steam and diesel engines, with a variety of coaching stock. Run entirely by a team of...more
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Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road, Elsecar S74 8HJ, England
+44 1226 746746
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband went for a steam train Footplate experience. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the volunteers could not have been more friendly and helpful yet professional. The amount of time and effort they put in to preserving the railway is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ruth0909
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this wonderful place for the very first time yesterday. Firstly we can’t believe we have never been before considering we live so close. The layout is superb and the history of the place is fascinating. There’s lots to see and do, and it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my adult son,who had a footplate experience. The people who worked with us were helpful, friendly and enthusiastic; the unusual locomotive a fascinating bonus.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mowss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as this was a present to drive a steam train it was out of this world at 74 to get a certificate to be a qualified footplate driver was superb from start to finish it was like being in another world the guys who taught...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank roger s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a little gem of a place, the staff we wondreful and could not do enough for us. The place was closed but we walked around the back and was greated with great smilling faces by the stall that was working there that day. There...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jim17369
Reviewed September 4, 2019

on arrival greeted by freindly staff and a cup of tea . The staff were very knowledgeable and give you a detailed explanation of how the loco works then we spent a wonderful 2 hours driving and firing the loco thank you all for a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Swanny806
Reviewed August 10, 2019

Absolutely brilliant experience driving and fireman experience,also the Elsecar heritage centre is very good with.plenty of free parking.

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed July 8, 2019

We came to see the heritage centre - the railway is hidden behind it and seemed derelict not much to show whether it was open. However I saw the mine workings and went to look. So pleased I did, as a physicist Newcomen is one...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank john e
Reviewed June 25, 2019

My driving and firing experiance at elsecar was fantastic with many thanks to the crew their knowledge and friendliness was exceptional the work everyone puts in to the elsecar heritage site so that people like me can have a superb experiance is an absolute credit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Mickeyhough
Reviewed June 9, 2019

I don't usually do TripAdvisor reviews but I was very disappointed. Guy selling tickets seemed to be having problems with the till and selling them (probably through no fault of his own), once ticket bought went outside onto the platform where the train was sat...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Neil P
July 4, 2018|
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Response from maryhK3452EI | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking... I think it was actually free but I can't be 100% sure