Swanage Railway Swanage Railway Swanage Railway

Taster Experience

Date: 29th Oct - 25th Oct

Experience the amazing thrill, excitement and discovery of driving and firing your very own steam train on the Swanage Railway - enjoying an eleven-mile round trip through the beautiful Purbeck countryside.

Under the expert and friendly guidance of our drivers and firemen, participants drive the steam locomotive five and a half miles between Swanage, Corfe Castle and Norden and then fire the steam locomotive for the return trip; or vice-versa.

Our driver experience sessions last for about an hour on the footplate and are an ideal present for a special occasion or just for a memorable and unforgettable piece of self indulgence.

After the driver experience, participants are presented with a Swanage Railway goody bag which includes a framed certificate and a Swanage Railway Driver Experience mug.

There are photographic opportunities with the steam locomotive at Swanage and Norden stations for the family and friends of driver experience participants.

All driver experience trains begin and end at Swanage station and cannot be boarded anywhere else along the line.

Participants should arrive at Swanage station 30 minutes before their train departs and will be greeted by the friendly and informative driver experience co-ordinator.

Based at Swanage station, the experience will last approximately 60 minutes.

2018/2019 Price £249.00 

2018 BOOKING OPEN
Monday, 29th October SOLD OUT Friday, 2nd November SOLD OUT
Monday, 5th November Limited availability Friday, ​9th November SOLD OUT
Monday, 12th November  Limited availability Friday, ​16th November SOLD OUT
Monday, 19th November Limited availability Monday, 26th November Available
2019 DATES
Friday, 1st March Booking open soon Friday, 8th March Booking open soon
Friday, 15th March Booking open soon Friday, 22nd March Booking open soon
Monday, 14th October Booking open soon Friday, 18th October Booking open soon
Monday, 21st October Booking open soon Friday, 25th October Booking open soon

Important Note: If you are booking this as a surprise for someone, please supply an alternative name, contact address, telephone number and email address so that we do not inadvertently spoil the surprise.
For full details please contact our reservations team on 01929 475207.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

CANCELLATIONS - ALL BOOKINGS ARE FINAL, AND NO REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SERVICE.

PERSONS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE FOOTPLATE WHEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. ANY PERSON WHO, IN THE OPINION OF STAFF, APPEARS TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE FOOTPLATE.

MIN AGE OF 18 YEARS APPLIES.