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One Day Steam Locomotive Driver Experience

A fantastic present to give someone for a special occasion, or maybe just an opportunity for you to indulge in a childhood dream...

We are able to offer a one day course, designed to get you behind the controls of one of our unique narrow gauge steam locomotives.

This course will include:

  • Meet the other participants at the start of the day (maximum four on the course)
  • Safety briefing and welcome to the railway
  • Meet the tutor driver who will explain the working of the locomotive
  • Each participant takes it in turn to drive the locomotive, hauling a full rake of carriages, each driving for nine miles
  • Refreshments, including a cooked lunch

Important Booking information

Participants must:
  • Be 18 years old or over. (If you appear to be under 25, we will need to see proof e.g. a driving licence or birth certificate)
  • Be able to climb, unaided, up and down a step of about a foot without delay.
  • Be able to fit onto our locomotive footplates (there is a narrow entrance / exit gap)
  • Be able to see well enough to drive a car or read a newspaper, wearing corrective lenses if necessary.
  • Be able to clearly hear what someone next to you in a moderately noisy environment is saying, wearing a hearing aid if necessary.
  • Be able to speak clearly
  • Not have any condition, or take any medication, which may lead to sudden loss of consciousness, attention, fainting or fits.
  • Not have or require a personal carer.
  • Not have any condition which may lead to involuntary movement
  • Be able to promptly follow clear and simple instructions

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