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Australia - West Coast Wilderness Railway

The West Coast Wilderness Railway Footplate Experience is your opportunity to spend half a day in the steam loco cabin alongside the driver and fireman.

Following your safety induction and dressed in your overalls and cap, you will participate in the daily safety briefing, receive detailed information about the locomotive from the crew and work alongside them as it is prepared for its dayís journey. You will help move the loco from the workshops at Carswell Park to Queenstown Station where regular passengers will board, and you will have your photograph taken with the crew.

Youíll receive your own flask, mug and packed lunch and enjoy the trip from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril and back, working alongside the crew on the footplate of the locomotive assisting with all aspects of the trainís operation. Back at Queenstown you will have the opportunity to debrief with the crew.

The journey takes you on the section of the line that uses the Abt rack and pinion drive system to climb the 1:16 gradient over the Rinadeena Saddle and then down through the spectacular King River Gorge.

Site URL: http://www.wcwr.com.au/footplate-experience/
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