Chasewater Railway – Driver Experience Days

Chasewater Railway – Driver Experience Days

I am pleased to inform you that we have decided on the following dates
for driver experience days in 2012.

Saturday 25th February, Saturday 24th March, Friday 20th April,
Saturday 12th May, Friday 22nd June, Friday 19th October and Saturday
3rd November.

We have designed the days to reflect our industrial heritage. You can
help to get the locomotive into steam, and then have the hands on
experience of driving in the yard before the full round trip of the
line with a coal train, reminiscent of what it would have been like
when the collieries were operating. There will also be opportunities
to participate in shunting the wagons. You will get expert guidance
from our fully trained driver and fireman who will help to make your
day something to remember.

The whole day, including cups of tea/coffee but excluding meals, will
be £200 each. Meals can be purchased on the day from our onsite
restaurant. We do ask that the person who is having the experience is
physically able to climb up and down the locomotive steps, has no
illness or injury that may impair their vision and is over 18 years
old. We also ask that each person brings with them boots, gloves and
overalls/boiler suit as you can get dirty during the day from the
coal. Family and friends are welcome on the day, and they will be able
to ride in the brake van. You are welcome to take photographs and a
complimentary Certificate of Experience of the day will be presented.
A one year free membership to Chasewater Railway is included in the
price. This entitles the holder to free travel on our trains on normal
running days for 12 months.

If you would like to book a driver experience place on any of the
above dates please do not hesitate to contact me via email at or on 01543

Dan Weeks


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