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Drive a Heritage Diesel Train

(9 Reviews)
Regular Price £299.00
  • Drive a 1950's heritage diesel railcar for 18 miles
  • Lunch for 2 included
  • Guests can ride in the passenger saloon
Rewards Club Member Price £283.49
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Choo choo choose this diesel steam train driving experience as your next big gift! A once in a lifetime gift, for someone very special!

Heritage diesel railcars are few and far between now, and have become a real classic locomotive. The examples used in this experience are from the 1950s and will be very much a source of enjoyment to a train fanatic or for people with an appreciation of classic engineering.

The lucky train driver for the day will be travelling the rails through the Peak District, from Wirksworth to Duffield, feeling the power and the prestige of a superb heritage railcar.

Drivers can take guests with them, so maybe if you’re lucky after giving this gift, you’ll be invited to relax in the passenger saloon, while they’re doing their driving.

Lunch will be served at the Pullman buffet within Wirksworth station, provided for both the driver and one chosen guest. Additional guests are welcome to pay to have lunch with them too.

The afternoon will be spent again out on the rails, taking the controls of a main line heritage diesel locomotive, driving portions of the 18-mile track, again on a return journey ending up back at Wirksworth.

A beautiful day, celebrating the history of train travel, delighting in an unmissable experience of driving trains themselves, and enjoying a day that will live long in the memory!

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About this product

  • This experience is available on selected weekdays and weekends, throughout the year.
  • This experience is for one person. There will be other people there on the day.
  • The minimum age for this experience is 18 years old.
  • You must be able to climb in and out of the locomotive from ground level.
  • There are no qualifications required for this experience.

The gift vouchers you use for your experience gifts typically have a 18 month validity.

If you have not used your voucher in this time, please contact us and we may be able to help extend the deadline by up to a further six months.

There is an administration fee to extend the validity of a voucher.

Item code: ass1137


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Product reviews

7 5 Star Reviews
1 4 Star Reviews
1 3 Star Reviews
0 2 Star Reviews
0 1 Star Reviews
9 All Reviews

Great day out
Really enjoyable learning how and driving two types of diesel. The volunteers were really friendly and knowledgeable and made the day a great experience.

Tim b | 22/07/22 | Collected by Activity Superstore

Great Day out
Great day out had by all. Instructor staff ensured the (standard) group of 4 "drivers" all had equal driving experience - a stint down hill from Wirksworth & stint uphill from Duffield - with both the morning DMU & afternoon Class 47. We had a very warm day - recommend you take a drink (water) with you. Event was on a "non-running" day, so we were able to be little more leisurely rather than having to fit between timetabled trains. Driver's Guests (partners) were able to ride in the DMU during the morning & all appeared to enjoy, but were not able to travel in the afternoon - Insurance prevents the loco from pulling stock & not enough room in loco cabs. Reasonable buffet lunch provided - sandwiches sausage rolls, pork pie, crisps, cake and drink with plenty to spare. A guided visit around the yard & shed was included - make sure you have good footwear! Drivers badge & experience Certificate provided. We were lucky as had the loco &

Collingwood | 18/07/22 | Collected by Activity Superstore

Drive a heritage train
A really brilliant day made so memorable by Pete and Lewis who were our instructors. They were patient and humorous and the experience passed so quickly.

Iain | 24/06/22 | Collected by Activity Superstore

Overall was a good day but good even be better if it was a guided tour around the premises. We was shown around the trains workshop but Unfortunately no info ref the trains was given. When questions were ask the young man had no answers. It was a silence walk around the workshop. Good venue with loads of opportunities to make it a perfect day, just a shame it was not used.

M | 14/06/22 | Collected by Activity Superstore

Good all round day.
A good all round experience, well organised, friendly staff with good sense of humour! Informative and great fun as well.

Barnie | 30/09/19 | Collected by Activity Superstore

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