Traction Engine Driving Experience

Traction Engine Driving Experience

Traction Engine Driving Experience
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Allan R
Shrewsbury, UK1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon learning how to look after a steam roller and then attempting to drive it! Going out on to a real road took some nerve! All in all, an experience I will never forget and would do again anytime! Thank you!!
Written 15 November 2023
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Sadie D
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Friends
Fantastic experience, learnt a lot and would highly recommend! I’d definitely love to go again. Thank you so much.
Written 23 July 2023
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Relax447131
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Just back from an AMAZING day for my sons to experience a Traction Engine Driving Experience.
Chris was great with them and has filled them full of knowledge for using on the 4" engine that we are currently building!
Thanks Chris and to Stuart too for helping us with the booking
Written 5 July 2023
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DAW
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Fabulous half day experience. Chris took time to explain everything and make whole experience a time to remember.
Written 15 June 2023
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David W
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
A wonderful experience. We started with cleaning the smokebox & firetubes, ash pan and firebox, then the brasswork while the fire going going properly. Driving the engine in the farmyard and on the road was an emazing experience. I now appreciate just how skillful engine drivers are. A great day out, lots of great photographs.
Written 14 June 2023
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Sammi R
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Bought the experience as a gift for my dad which he absolutely loved and it was fun for me too. Chris was great and very friendly. Definitely worth every penny.
Written 12 June 2023
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Lesley R
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Sep 2022 • Friends
As an 84th Birthday present …I couldn't have wished for anything better. This surely was an experience of a lifetime!

If you like vintage machinery and engineering….. this is definitely for you !

Chris, the instructor, has been associated with the engine, a Fowler road locomotive named the Western Star all his life. His instruction and knowledge of steam engines, this engine and it's history in particular, is second to none. Coupled with his pleasant manner and skills as a firebox chef enhanced the experience enormously !

The day gave us an appreciation of how life used to be operating such engines from cleaning, oiling, lighting the fire and raising steam… right through to driving on the road.

The location in the south of the Lake District was stunning. Situated in beautiful countryside, just a nice place for such an activity, not crowded in any way yet not far from the main roads. It is also the home of John Fowler Engineering… the original manufacturer of the Western Star so the setting is particularly appropriate.

We had an added bonus at the end of the day... but not part of the schedule. Both me and Phil are engineers and were showing an interest so we were allowed to have an unofficial, limited look at the John Fowler workshops accepting that we have the necessary awareness in that environment. Our thanks go to the staff at Fowlers on this account !

With many thanks to Chris for an unforgettable day... absolutely brilliant and highly recommended !

John & Phil
Written 8 November 2022
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Eileen P
1 contribution
Sep 2022
A brilliant evening spent travelling through amazing countryside on the traction engine to celebrate husbands birthday. Would totally recommend for anyone who is interested in steam engines - Chris was incredibly knowledgable about the history of the engine and we created great memories! Still grinning 24 hours later!
Written 29 September 2022
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Paul
Thirsk, UK1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Solo
What a great experience this was for my Dads 60th birthday surprise. He really enjoyed the day learning about the engine and driving out on the roads. Chris was very knowledgeable and as a family well looked after for the day. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in machines or steam. Great that it’s one on one so very personable to you.
Written 29 September 2022
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Janet S
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Full day course
Day broken down as per previous reviews - morning prepping the engine and afternoon out on the road.
Really immersive experience with both myself and 9 year old getting to enjoy the full experience.
Chris was incredibly welcoming and an excellent teacher.
Beautiful countryside and an amazing memory for us to share
Written 13 September 2022
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