Drive a Train

Drive a train for a day – a real footplate experience!

The ultimate gift or the chance to live a childhood ambition!

You can drive a steam or diesel locomotive on the South Devon Railway under the watchful eye of our experienced footplate crews for a whole day on a dedicated train – and you can bring family and friends along too. It’s a truly unforgettable experience!

The SDR can make your dreams of becoming a train driver possible – with a Steam or Diesel Drive-A-Train day. Up to six guests, who will ride in the train, can come along absolutely free.

SDR Drive-A-Train days make a superb and memorable gift too. Simply contact us to book a date and we’ll send you a voucher.

Easy booking

This easiest way to check dates, prices and book is online. Alternatively, you can contact us at any time.