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Steam Driver Experience!

2024 dates now on sale!

Drive a steam engine for just £350!
We're delighted to bring you the opportunity of driving a real life steam locomotive during the evenings at the Spa Valley Railway!

At the end of passenger service on some operating days this Summer you can book a slot at 17:00 to drive a steam locomotive light engine on a journey down the Spa Valley Railway taking the controls, operating the regulator, the brakes and the reverser as well as experiencing what its like to see the railway from the footplate. Our driver will give you full instruction throughout the journey and at the end of it you will be presented with a certificate commemorating your experience.

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

Dates for 2024 are now on sale, scroll down! 

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.

Book tickets

Fri 29 Mar 2024
17:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 30 Mar 2024
17:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sun 31 Mar 2024
17:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Mon 01 Apr 2024
17:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 20 Apr 2024

17:00

Sat 18 May 2024
17:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 15 Jun 2024

17:00

Sat 06 Jul 2024

17:00

Sat 24 Aug 2024

17:00

Sun 25 Aug 2024

17:00

Mon 26 Aug 2024
17:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 14 Sep 2024
17:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West
Sat 12 Oct 2024
17:00 departing from: Tunbridge Wells West