Elsecar Heritage Railway can be the perfect place for a group trip, corporate away day or inclusive family experience.
With our unique collection of historic diesel and industrial steam locomotives, our mile long line which reflects South Yorkshire’s proud mining heritage and our friendly team of volunteers, we’re sure we give you a day full of memories.
Since 2010, our line has been host to hundreds of guest drivers who take to the controls of one of our engines under careful supervision, giving many a chance to ‘live the dream’. Driving and firing a steam locomotive, or getting to grips with an historic diesel, requires teamwork so can be a lot of fun for groups! Our volunteers are on hand to show you the ropes and soon it’ll be like you’ve done it for years. As you can see in the testimonial below, everyone can have a go!*
For those groups who wish to take things a little gentler, we can provide a beautiful cream tea within our restored 1950s carriages or a buffet within our recreated station from the period.
Below is a testimonial from an event in October 2017:
"Profit& is a management consultancy which converts corporate complexity into innovative business planning and costing solutions. We work on client site or from home and, to ensure we get to know each other, we organise a quarterly internal training event. To get to Elsecar we came from all over: Gdansk, Rome, Surrey, Birmingham, Manchester, and St Neots.
One of our mantras is "have fun at work" so we also occasionally have a team building event. Learning to drive a steam engine is a dream for many, so in a light bulb moment I thought of Elsecar Heritage Railway (EHR) and agreed a programme for a morning. Everybody had 40 minutes on the footplate, and there was plenty of time for a guided tour of the museum and the shed. EHR even organised a light buffet lunch for us. Fantastic!
If you need a team building event at a reasonable cost then I can't recommend EHR more highly. The proof is in the smiles when they found out about the event, followed by face splitting grins as they get off the footplate."