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Drive a Diesel Train Experience

Dates for this event

  • 21st March 2020,
  • 18th April 2020,
  • 9th May 2020,
  • 30th May 2020,
  • 12th June 2020,
  • 26th June 2020,
  • 5th September 2020,
  • 17th September 2020,
  • 3rd October 2020,
  • 14th November 2020
Drive s Diesel Train 1
Drive a Diesel Train 2

MAKE YOUR DREAM AS REALITY

Become a fully-fledged railway man or woman for the day and be the envy of your friends as you step behind the buttons and dials of a magnificent heritage diesel engine and power along the line!

£359.00 per person

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Drive a Diesel Train experiences start at Bury Bolton Street Station at 8:30am and incorporate the following:

  • Safety briefing with the crew
  • Driving and second manning for 16 miles, guarding and travel for 16 miles
  • Hot lunch for the participant with the option to include guests*
  • Half-day guided tour behind the scenes of the East Lancashire Railway
  • Photo opportunities
  • Commemorative certificate and complimentary ELRPS membership for 2019**

All experiences will finish at Bury Bolton Street Station at approximately 5:00pm.

2020 DATES

DATE ENGINE PRICE BOOK NOW
Saturday 21 Mar  Class 50 50015 £359 Book Now
Saturday 18 Apr  Class 24 D5054 £359 Book Now
Saturday 9 May  37109 £359 Book Now
Saturday 30 May Class 56 56006 £359 Book Now
Friday 12 Jun Class 40 £359 Book Now
Friday 26 Jun Class 50 50015 £359 Book Now 
Saturday 5 Sep Class 40 £359

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Thursday 17 Sep Class 56 56006 £359 Book Now
Saturday 3 Oct Class 40 £359 Book Now
Saturday 14 Nov Class 50 50015 £359 Book Now

* Two guests allowed per participant. Extra charge of £10.00 per lunch and £5.00 per person for a guided tour.

** The cut off point for complimentary East Lancashire Railway memberships is October 2019. Memberships registered after this point will expire December 2020. Memberships are registered from the date of participation, not the date of booking.

***While every effort is made to use the published locomotive, the company reserves the right to substitute the engine without prior notice.

Additional Details

We advise that anyone wishing to purchase one of our Drive a Train Experiences read our Terms and Conditions here. The courses can be labour intensive so we suggest that you make sure prior to booking so that yourself or the intended recipient will be able to enjoy the experience to the full.

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