Llangollen Railway's next Event is Peppa Pig on the 25th March 2017. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking the events page to the right.
Driver Experience 2017

Driver Experiences 2017

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.

 2017 dates – Tuesday 31st October – 5 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.

2017 dates – Sunday 2nd April – FULL, Sunday 7th May – FULL, Sunday 25th June – 1 space available Sunday 16th July 5 spaces available

 Evening Ramble – £245 per person

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

 2017 dates –  Tuesday 11th April – FULL, Wednesday 12th April – FULL, Thursday 13th April  FULL,  Tuesday 9th May – FULL, Wednesday 10th May – FULL, Thursday 11th May  – 2 spaces available, Tuesday 6th June – FULL, Wednesday 7th June – FULL, Thursday 8th June – 2 spaces available, Tuesday 4th July – FULL, Wednesday 5th July – FULL. Thursday 6th July – FULL. Tuesday 1st August -FULL. Wednesday 2nd August -2 spaces available Tuesday 5th September – FULL. Wednesday 6th 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.

 2017 dates – Saturday 20th May – FULL,  Sunday 9th July- 2 spaces availableSunday 3rd September – 1 space 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.

2017 dates – Saturday 18th March – FULL, Saturday 1st April – FULL, Saturday 6th May – FULL Saturday 15th of July only 2 spaces remaining

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

Terms and Conditions apply

Testimonials 

“Many, many thanks for the superb steam train driving experience on the railway. From the first greeting and briefing and tour from John, the first touch of the regulator under Graham’s expert and attentive guidance, to the last shovel of coal under the watchful eyes of Robin, it was a truly great experience.

” It was not just the thrill of driving 3802 but also the friendly and informative banter and chat – and care to make everything go so well (despite it no doubt being a long weekend for all involved) – that made it so memorable. The organisation was excellent, the tea and buns procured by Robin welcome and the feeling of being, albeit for such a short time, amongst a real band of dedicated people who love what they are doing, was awesome. I was very daunted at first but quickly put at my ease and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. It was a dream come true, a great celebration and a fantastic afternoon. I learnt so much, and have memories which will linger for a very long time.”

-Tim Harrison

 

Just to say thanks to all staff in making me very welcome when i visited on Saturday 28th March.

The whole set up is a credit to all involved.

I thoroughly enjoyed my DMU driving experience and hopefully will be back for more!

– Brian Jones

 

Steam Driver Experience

Photo: Andrew Gale - Dogsdinner Production

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

Photo: Martin Christie