Have you ever wanted to drive & fire a real, full size diesel locomotive? Do you know someone who is train mad and would love a gift with a difference?
Why not purchase a voucher today and participate in the experience of a lifetime!
Silver Experience (£150):-
Your day starts at 0930 when you arrive at Shackerstone Station and are greeted by one of our volunteers. You will be escorted to the engine shed and receive a basic safety briefing before climbing aboard one of our diesel locomotives (2021 availability- choice of 20 or 33). Our driver and secondman will then show you around the locomotive and explain the workings of all the parts and controls. Now the really fun bit... the loco is now under your control as you take the engine (no coaches) all the way to Shenton and back while you drive under the expert tuition of our crew. Upon arrival back at Shackerstone you will be presented with a certificate of completion and can spend the rest of the day travelling on our service trains.
Gold Experience (£250):-
Our flagship experience! Starting at 0830, you will take the engine to Shenton and back as per the silver course, but when you arrive back at Shackerstone, you will couple the engine onto a rake of coaches and take them all the way to Shenton and back too! Up to 3 guests can travel on the coaches free of charge. After arriving back at Shackerstone with the coaches, you will be presented with a certificate of completion.
You can then spend the rest of the day travelling with your guests on our service trains and all enjoy a delicious lunch onboard. This really is an experience to remember!
Important notes for footplate experiences:-
-Once you purchase a voucher, a member of our office staff will contact you to arrange a date to redeem your voucher.
-Minimum age 18
-Steel toe cap boots are mandatory
-Please wear old clothing that you don't mind getting very dirty, preferably a set of overalls
-Gold experience only - Up to 3 guests can travel on the coaches included in the price
-Gold experience only - Please advise of any food intolerances before the day of travel