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Driver Experience

Driver Experiences 2014

All experiences include:

  • Full Instruction
  • Complimentary ticket for two adults for a return visit.
  • Certificate to commemorate your experience

 Open Gift Vouchers are available which are valid for 13 months from the date of purchase.

 All Day Freight Experience – £520 per person

This gives the participant the chance to drive, fire, assist the guard and try their hand at shunting. Included in the day is a short lunch break. These experiences are ideal for individuals or for groups of up to 6 people. This experience is only available in October. Please note – passengers cannot be accommodated on this experience.

 2014 dates - Tuesday 7th October - 3 spaces available.

Steam Locomotive Experience- £425 per person

This two hour experience enables the participant to drive and fire a steam engine, hauling passenger carriages, on the 15 mile round trip from Llangollen to Carrog. It also includes a guided tour of the engine shed. The participant will be able to bring up to four family or friends, over the age of 12, to travel behind.

2014 dates - Sunday 29th June - 2 spaces available, Sunday 20th July - 4 spaces available, Saturday 6th September - 3 spaces available, Sunday 7th September - 5 spaces available.

Evening Ramble – £245 per person

The participant will have the chance to drive and fire a steam engine without carriages from Llangollen to the outskirts of Glyndyfrdwy and back.  It also includes a guided tour of the engine shed. Please note-guests cannot be accommodated on this experience.

 2014 dates -Tuesday 8th July - FULL, Wednesday 9th July - FULL, Thursday 10th July - 2 spaces available, Tuesday 12th August - FULL, Wednesday 13th August - 2 spaces available,Tuesday 2nd September - 2 spaces available.

Diesel Locomotive Experience – £350 per person

The participant will be the sole driver which will enable them to drive a diesel locomotive, hauling passenger carriages, on the full 15 mile round trip from Llangollen to Carrog. The participant will be able to bring up to four family or friends, over the age of 12, to travel behind.

 2014 dates - Saturday 12th July - 3 spaces available,Saturday 20th September - 2 spaces available, Saturday 18th October - 3 spaces available.

Heritage Railcar (DMU) Experience – £240 per person

The participant will be the sole driver on this experience. They will drive a full 15 mile round trip from Llangollen to Carrog under full supervision. Up to four family or friends, over the age of 12, can also travel.

2014 dates - Sunday 13th July - 3 spaces available, Saturday 13th September - Only 1 space remaining, Saturday 11th October - ONLY 1 space remaining.

For more information or to book please call our Driver Experience Co-ordinator on 01978 860979.

Terms and Conditions apply

Steam Driver Experience

Photo: Andrew Gale - Dogsdinner Production

Participants & Crew on our All Day Freight Driver Experience - October 2010

Photo: Martin Christie