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1 to 1 Train Driving Experience

1 to 1 Train Driving Experience

Product ID: 14022
Valid for 12 months
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About the experience

Every locomotive enthusiast had the dream to get their hands on the controls of a train. This 1:1 Train Driving Experience along the East Kent Railway where you will drive the train on a return trip from Eythorne. Your experience will be 1:1 so you don't have to share your driving time with anyone else and have the experienced and knowledgeable instructor focused fully on you. You will either be in control of a Vanguard Class or Ruston & Hornsby diesel shunters that used to be used by the MoD. You can make the day even more special by inviting up to 4 guests to ride as passengers as you drive, a great way to share your experience with the ones you love. It's the perfect gift for someone who loves all things trains.

  • Drive a train on the East Kent Railway
  • Ex MoD shunters available
  • A return journey to Eythorne as driver
  • Invite 4 guests to ride in the brake van

  • Exclusive 1:1 train driving experience
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Get to grips with the controls on a short practice session
  • Drive the locomotive for a return trip to Eythorne
  • Information and facts about the loco from your experienced instructor
  • Invite up to 4 passengers to ride on the train while you drive
  • Experiences last around 2 hours
  • Drive a Vanguard Class or Ruston & Hornsby (both ex MoD) diesel shunter
  • Locomotives used for the experience are subject to change and specific locos can not be guaranteed
  • Suitable outdoor clothing and appropriate safety footwear should be worn
  • It is advisable to bring gloves
  • Spectators are welcome at no extra charge


  • Tuesday to Friday and some occasional Saturdays between April - October
  • Due to the popularity of this experience please book well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Morning and afternoon sessions are generally available

Minimum Age: 18 years

  • Participants must have a good, general level of fitness and be able to climb up and down onto a locomotive without assistance


  • Kent
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