Steam Train Driving Experience
All aboard for this hands on experience to introduce you to the art of driving a steam train!
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the basic skills required to drive a steam train then this is the experience for you. Accompanied at all times by your instructor, you will get the chance to take the controls yourself and learn how to move off and stop smoothly. There will be plenty of opportunity to hone your skills during the day before the grand climax as you gently ‘buffer up’ the engine to a 25 ton brake van. Also includes a visit to the signal box and a tour of the locomotive yard.
Extra information about this Lifestyle experience
Please arrive at the venue in good time on your chosen date. Your experience will begin at 8.30am. Following breakfast and an introductory briefing you will be taken to the engine and will learn the basic skills required to drive a steam locomotive. You will take the controls, learn how to move off and stop smoothly, and buffer up the engine to a 25 ton brake van. You will also visit the signal box and locomotive yard. The day includes lunch and will last approximately 7.5 hours. You will receive complimentary souvenirs to round off your experience.