Really good day with the Swindon and Cricklade for one of their Steam Taster sessions. There were 4 of us for the 2hr session, so we went in two groups of 2 on the footplate of the andrew barclay loco. The driver directs you on what to do, as it's 5mph through the points and station and then 25mph on the line. There is also a farm crossing that's blind that they stopped at to check it was clear and the end of the line is just dirt! They are building further, so the track just stops at the moment and I guess will be like that for a while.
She's a really bouncy little loco, you get knocked about on the footplate at any speed. Great fun though, to be honest it was just as good being on the footplate as driving, just to be in the cab of a moving steam engine was amazing.
It's a small little line, but certainly worth a half day there with the family.
I now think I want to get a model one (in green) for the layout!