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Diesel Driver Experience!

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Drive a Heritage Diesel locomotive for just £170!
We're delighted to bring you the opportunity of driving a real life heritage diesel locomotive during the morning or evening at the Spa Valley Railway!

Before or at the end of passenger service on some operating days this Summer you can book a slot to drive a heritage diesel locomotive light engine on a journey down the Spa Valley Railway taking the controls, operating the power handle, the brakes, seeing the mighty diesel engine, as well as experiencing what its like to see the railway from the cab. Our driver will give you full instruction throughout the journey. 

The participant will have the chance to drive a light heritage diesel engine (without carriages) from Tunbridge Wells West to Birchden Junction and back, a total of 8 miles driving. 

More dates for 2024 will be added soon!

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

Please note: Guests cannot be accommodated on this experience, however, they are more than welcome to wait at Tunbridge Wells West and take photos with you before and after your experience.

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