Driver Experience T&C's

Spa Valley Railway » Driver Experience T&C's

Please note the following/terms and conditions applicable to ALL Driver Experiences:


• Participants must be aged 18 or over and in good health.
• All steam or diesel locomotives and units are subject to availability.
• Please note that The Light Loco, Summer Evening or Spring Morning experiences are for one participant only and we cannot accommodate any guests on these days.
• You or the participant must be able to climb a 6ft vertical ladder to gain access to the locomotives footplate.
• You must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Non-flammable clothing that covers both arms and legs plus strong footwear and leather, rigger style gloves are required.
• We recommend a boiler suit and steel toe capped boots.
• The Spa Valley reserves the right to cancel or suspend a driver experience if the participant is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs or is seen to be physically not fit enough to undertake the experience.
• Please do bring a camera if you wish!
• In the event of a volunteer being unavailable at short notice we reserve the right to cancel, alter or suspend any driving experiences.
• We reserve the right to alter the contents of a driver experience without prior warning, the haulage of a train is not guaranteed at anytime.
• We reserve the right to change locomotives without prior warning for whatever reason, this may be due to failure. 
• Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes prior to your experience commencing.
• Locomotives or units are all subject to availability, they are over 50yrs old and so from time to time suffer failures, we therefore reserve the right to alter the locomotive used on any driver experience be it steam or diesel.

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