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A Drivers eye view
Speed and power

Bronze Diesel Experiences

Full day experience with half a day spent driving, second manning and guarding between Heywood and Ramsbottom with the other half spent on a guided tour.

Ticket cost £320.00 per participant.

Includes:

  • Safety briefing with the crew before your journey begins
  • Basic instruction on the operation of a diesel locomotive
  • Driving and second manning for 16 miles of railway
  • Guarding and travel for 16 miles
  • Guided tour visiting the Metrolink Bridge, Locomotive and Carriage works, Engine Shed, Engine Yards and Bury South Signal Box
  • Photo opportunities
  • Presentation of commemorative certificate
  • Free ELRPS membership for the rest of the year*
  • Hot lunch for the participant
  • Travel for 2 guests per participant – extra charge of £9.00pp for lunch and £4.50pp for guided tour

*Cut off point is October 2018, memberships registered after this point expire Dec 2019, see terms and conditions for full information.

Day Date Availability
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Silver Diesel Experiences

A full day experience driving, second manning and guarding between Bury and Rawtenstall.

Tickets cost £599.00 per participant.

Includes:

  • Safety briefing with the crew before your journey begins
  • Basic instruction on the operation of a diesel locomotive
  • Driving and second manning for 32 miles
  • Guarding and travel for 32 miles
  • Photo opportunities
  • Presentation of Commemorative Certificate
  • Free ELRPS membership for the rest of the year*
  • Hot lunch for the participant
  • Travel for 3 guests per participant – extra charge of £9.00pp for lunch


*Cut off point is October 2018, memberships registered after this point expire Dec 2019, see terms and conditions for full information.

Day Date Availability
Mon 10/09/2018 BOOK NOW 


Gold Diesel Experiences

Looking to buy an experience for the Diesel debutante who has it all or treat yourself to the best the railway has to offer, hiring your own Driving Experience train might just be for you!

Includes:

  • Take control of one of our Diesel engines and explore the entire line at your leisure
  • Pick the perfect date, time and distance for you, pick between half and full day courses travelling from 12 to around 80 miles
  • Arrange for your guests to travel in style on privately hired carriages or even on board the beautiful 1920s Observation Saloon

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 that yourself or the intended recipient will be able to enjoy the experience to the full.

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Silver Diesel Experiences

A full day experience driving, second manning and guarding between Bury and Rawtenstall.

Tickets cost £599.00 per participant.

Includes:

  • Safety briefing with the crew before your journey begins
  • Basic instruction on the operation of a diesel locomotive
  • Driving and second manning for 32 miles
  • Guarding and travel for 32 miles
  • Photo opportunities
  • Presentation of Commemorative Certificate
  • Free ELRPS membership for the rest of the year*
  • Hot lunch for the participant
  • Travel for 3 guests per participant – extra charge of £9.00pp for lunch


*Cut off point is October 2018, memberships registered after this point expire Dec 2019, see terms and conditions for full information.

Day Date Availability
Mon 10/09/2018 BOOK NOW 


Gold Diesel Experiences

Looking to buy an experience for the Diesel debutante who has it all or treat yourself to the best the railway has to offer, hiring your own Driving Experience train might just be for you!

Includes:

  • Take control of one of our Diesel engines and explore the entire line at your leisure
  • Pick the perfect date, time and distance for you, pick between half and full day courses travelling from 12 to around 80 miles
  • Arrange for your guests to travel in style on privately hired carriages or even on board the beautiful 1920s Observation Saloon

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 that yourself or the intended recipient will be able to enjoy the experience to the full.

Our visitors say…

  • This was an absolutely wonderful day and one that you'll remember for the rest of your life. The staff were brilliant, explained everything fully and made you feel very welcome. The food and refreshments were very good and plentiful. The pure experience of driving a steam engine was immense and one I will never forget. This experience is well worth a try

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