Steam Driver Experience at Spa Valley Railway

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Steam engine at the Spa Valley Railway near Royal Tunbridge Wells


West Station
Nevill Terrace
Royal Tunbridge Wells


Tel: 01892 537715

Participatory Event

A gift for Father's Day to beat all others!  Make a childhood dream come true and give Dad the opportunity to drive a steam engine!

He can share the driving and firing of one of the steam locomotives with a rake of carriages from Tunbridge Wells West to Groombridge return, a total of 14 miles; 7 miles driving and 7 miles firing.

After an initial safety briefing is given, there will be a guided tour of our engine shed. Participants will be paired off with one pair going onto the locomotive and the other to the train. One pair will spend time on the locomotive driving and firing whilst the other pair spend time on the train with our Guard learning the role they have to play in the trains safety and you will even be given the opportunity to wave the green flag too! 

What's included:
• Driving of the steam locomotive for 7 miles
• Firing of the steam locomotive for 7 miles 
• Guarding the train for 7 miles
• Membership to the Tunbridge Wells & Eridge Railway Preservation Society for one year
• Free Spa Valley Railway Guide book & goody bag
• Presentation certificate
• Guided tour of our Engine Shed at Tunbridge Wells West
• Visit to Groombridge Signal Box
• Complementary ticket for up to five guests to ride on the train

Ticket Information

Full Driver Experience is £500 for the day

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