Ride in the cab of a steam train at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is giving steam lovers the chance to make a dream come true and a day they will remember for the rest of their life.

The heritage railway’s Footplate Experience offers a ride in the cab of one of its steam locomotives on the train from Ludborough to North Thoresby and back.

“It is proving very popular and makes an ideal birthday, retirement or anniversary present,” said spokesman Phil Eldridge. “The driver will explain the controls of the engine and participants will get first hand experience of what it was like in the good old days of steam”.

The cost of the Footplate Experience is £25 and included in the price is a voucher for a snack in the Steaming Kettle buffet coach at Ludborough station and a day ticket to ride on the train.

The only conditions are that participants must be 18 years or over and be physically able. To book your place or for more information call 01507 363881.

Steam trains will next be running at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Sunday, May 19.

For more information visit www.lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk