Drive a Steam Train!
The Drive A Steam Train course lasts all day and will involve up to four participants, each of whom can bring a group of up to six guests.
Book on at Buckfastleigh at 9 a.m. for introduction and a safety talk. You will have chance to meet the crew. Once it is ready, the engine is coupled to your own special train and we're ready to go. Two people at a time will travel on the footplate with the driver and fireman. Whilst one will experience what it is like to be a fireman, the other will take the regulator of a Great Western Railway steam engine.
The other participants travel on ‘the cushions’ with the guard to wait their turn. The four participants change over regularly during the day so that everyone has equal time on the footplate. After four round trips, your day will finish at about 5.00 p.m.
Drive A Steam Train days cost £450 per person.