Enjoy an unforgettable introduction to steam train driving!
Train enthusiasts are guaranteed to love this fantastic experience. Available in a truly picturesque location, this unforgettable two hour treat is a delightful introduction to the world of steam, and gives you a chance to discover what it takes to drive one of these beautiful locomotives. You'll be able to drive around the extensive Yard at Wirksworth and you'll have an experienced professional on hand to give you helpful tips and answer any questions.
This steam train driving experience is a fantastic treat for locomotive enthusiasts! This experience last approximately two hours. Your experience will take place at the charming Wirksworth Yard – situated in Derbyshire’s picturesque Gentle Valley – and will begin with a welcome and safety briefing. Then, under the guidance of an experienced professional, you will be able to take control of the train and explore the extensive Yard at Wirksworth.
This experience is available at Derbyshire:
Derbyshire (Midlands) - Wirksworth
Your voucher is valid until 31st December 2013. This package is for one person. Participants must be over 18 years of age and must be reasonably fit and in good health. Stout footwear is recommended. Participants may not consume any alcohol on the day of the experience. Experience takes place on Fridays only. All dates are subject to availability. This voucher cannot be extended.
Steam Locomotive Driving Taster Session
Boyhood dream comes true
It was not quite the Flying Scotsman but you have to start somewhere. I had a really great taster session with Dave, Alan and John. They were really friendly and patient with their beginner and their enthusiasm came across well. The drive started with taking the loco to the water tank to top up. The fire takes 3 hours to start so they had been up early. After shunting round the yard we coupled up to a guards van and ran up along a short section of track with a steep incline and ran back and forth. I had three runs and another 3 were driven by the other trainee for the morning. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to anyone who likes railways.
05 March 2013