Our tailor made Railway Experience Days, let you do everything from changing the points to driving the train.

We are proud to announce our Railway Experience Days are becoming more and more popular! Now is your chance to get hands on and spend a day driving the train, operating the points, opening the crossing gates and filling up on all important tea and cakes!

Courses are tailored for individual needs and are generally aimed at one person, although we are flexible if you want to be!

There is a choice of Locomotives to drive from Shunters to Multiple Units. We will ensure you have all the knowledge you need and an excellent trainer to show you how to drive a real train on a real working railway!

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Example Routine for a Full Day Experience.

  • You will arrive in the morning, for an all inclusive breakfast and the most important thing – the tea!
  • You will then be given a brief saftey induction, and a discussion about the loco, before going to the signal box and setting the route!
  • You will then drive the loco up to the level crossing and back to get a feeling for how everything works, and then down to Eythorne and back along the length of the line, twice!
  • Dinner will then be served at Shepherdswell, before your family and friends arrive to travel on board the train to Eythorne again, twice, whilst you drive!! A bit of shunting to get everything back together and then a chance to shut the loco down and put it to bed.

Prices for the full day course are just £300 with half day courses starting from just £175, these include all food, drink and everything else. You’ll even get to jump off the engine and open the level crossing gates!

If you are interested in this fantastic, memorable day out, contact the team on 01304 832042 or email us.

Applicants must be over the age of 18.