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Drive a diesel train

You can drive a diesel locomotive on the South Devon Railway under the watchful eye of our experienced footplate crews for a whole day on a dedicated train - and you can bring family and friends along too. It's a truly unforgettable experience!

The South Devon Railway can make your dreams of becoming a train driver possible – with a Drive A Diesel Train day. Diesel days cost £300 per person (£330 with a voluntary Gift Aid donation). Up to six guests, who will ride in the train, can come along absolutely free. 

Your day will start with a look over the locomotive and explanation of the key elements and controls. You can ask as many questions as you like! Spread over the course of your day you will be able to drive the locomotive for a full round trip and act as secondman for a full round trip of the line, which runs for seven miles through the beautiful Dart Valley.

South Devon Railway Drive A Train days make a superb and memorable gift too. Simply get in touch with us to book a date and we'll send you a voucher.

 

What to bring

You must be over the age of 18 years and be fit and healthy. You will need to wear old clothes and stout shoes. We will supply a dustcoat and gloves. All trains are, of course, subject to availability.

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You can drive a diesel locomotive on the South Devon Railway under the watchful eye of our experienced footplate crews for a whole day on a dedicated train - and you can bring family and friends along too. It's a truly unforgettable experience!

The South Devon Railway can make your dreams of becoming a train driver possible – with a Drive A Diesel Train day. Diesel days cost £300 per person (£330 with a voluntary Gift Aid donation). Up to six guests, who will ride in the train, can come along absolutely free. 

Your day will start with a look over the locomotive and explanation of the key elements and controls. You can ask as many questions as you like! Spread over the course of your day you will be able to drive the locomotive for a full round trip and act as secondman for a full round trip of the line, which runs for seven miles through the beautiful Dart Valley.

South Devon Railway Drive A Train days make a superb and memorable gift too. Simply get in touch with us to book a date and we'll send you a voucher.

 

What to bring

You must be over the age of 18 years and be fit and healthy. You will need to wear old clothes and stout shoes. We will supply a dustcoat and gloves. All trains are, of course, subject to availability.