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Engineer Experience Programs

Tourist railways and shortlines offering "Engineer for an hour" and "Your hand on the throttle" programs where you drive a steam or diesel locomotive. A wide range of programs are offered, varying from a few minutes to week long training programs.

There are 25 links in this category

United Kingdom - Great Central Railway Driver Experience
United Kingdom - At the Great Central Railway budding drivers can get behind the controls and for a few hours, or even a day, enjoy the thrill of driving a giant express passenger or freight engine on Britain's only main line steam railway. As the only place in this country where you can drive a steam locomotive on a main line, this is truly the experience of a lifetime.
Info: URL: http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/oshop/shop/driver-experience-packages/ (Added: 28-Feb-2002)
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United Kingdom - North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Footplate Experience
Realise your lifelong ambition to ride on a steam or heritage diesel footplate…

We offer the opportunity for you to ride on one of our steam or diesel footplates and experience the sounds, smells and sights at one of the world’s greatest heritage railways. Whether it's to realise a lifelong ambition, or as that very special railway gift, experiencing a footplate ride is an amazing adventure...

Info: URL: https://www.nymr.co.uk/footplate (Added: 3-May-2012)
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United Kingdom - Perrygrove Railway - Drive a Steam Train
The Perrygrove Railway on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean is a 15" gauge line which runs for 3/4 mile through farmland and woods to the site of a disused iron mine with 1 in 30 gradients.

We have different packages to suit everyone at Perrygrove when it comes to driving trains.

You could come on one of our Driver for a Fiver dates, ideal for the beginner or sensible children.

Or if your looking for something more you may consider an Estate Railway Experience Day. A whole day of intensive working on the railway with Goods and passenger trains and lots of

Info: URL: http://perrygrove.co.uk/whats-on/drive-a-steam-train (Added: 17-Feb-2014)
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United Kingdom - Severn Valley Railway - The Steam Experience
The Steam Experience - These courses give you the opportunity to drive a large standard gauge railway locomotive under the supervision of qualified staff on one of the country’s premier preserved railways. Three levels of steam courses are available, each of which is designed to meet the aspirations of those interested in the operation of steam locomotives. There is also a diesel course using selected examples of our unique fleet of diesel locomotives.

The steam locomotives used on the course are usually ex-GWR or ex-LMS tender engines. Diesels locomotives include both diesel electric and diesel hydraulic types.

All courses are either morning or afternoon half day courses starting at Bewdley and travelling to Bridgnorth and return (via Kidderminster in the case of the Supreme course and winter introductory courses). Participants' guests, including children aged five years of age and over, can be accommodated on steam courses.

Info: URL: http://www.svr.co.uk/FootplateExperience.aspx (Added: 3-May-2012)
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Wales - Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway
Gwynedd, Wales - Go on! Admit it! You've always wanted to drive a real steam locomotive or you want a present for someone who does. Now you can make the dream come true at the Fairbourne Railway amidst the glorious scenery of the Mawddach Estuary.

You will do everything from lighting up in the morning through polishing the paint and brass, oiling round, firing as well as driving four round trips between Fairbourne and Barmouth Ferry ending with the disposal of your engine "on shed" at the end of a truly memorable day.

Info: URL: http://www.fairbournerailway.com/driver-experience.htm (Added: 3-Jan-2001)
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