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Make a Train Driving Dream Come True!

If you or someone special has ever dreamed of driving a train, then this is the experience you’ve been searching for. With plenty of options that will please both steam heads and diesel fanatics, you’re sure to find the day out that is just perfect for the rail enthusiast in you…

Please help us to share our wonderful experiences

We are able to provide unforgettable train driving experiences in four locations! Working closely with our heritage railway partners, we work hard to make sure that your day out is the very best it can be. Please select the location that best suits you:

  • KENT

Whatever your railway passion, we have a locomotive to suit! Whether it’s steam or diesel, not only can you book your train driving experience with us, you can discover more about the very engine that you will be driving.

With so much heritage and life experience between them, you may be surprised about where some of our locos have been. But to get started you can choose your preferred locomotive:

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Once you have selected your choice of locomotive and experience day location, you will be taken to the bookings page. Our bookings are handled by a trusted experience company so you will receive a voucher that allows you a full twelve months to decide when you’ll drive your dream!



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Let’s Find Your Railway Experience!

First things first, let’s decide what type of railway experience day you’re after. We have steam engine driving options, or diesel locomotives for those who prefer. We also have footplate experiences where you’re in the thick of the action but someone else is doing all the work.

Perhaps your passion lies in what goes on behind the scenes – just what does go into making a preserved railway and heritage locomotive keep chugging along the track. We’ve something to suit all tastes, so browse the options below, or if it’s easier use the menu at the top of the page.

    • An Amazing Birthday Railway Treat

      I was fortunate enough to recieve a train driving experience for my birthday and all I can say is "wow, it's not every day that a dream comes true...!" From start to finish the day was professional and the staff engaging and obviously passionate about what they do. Thoroughly recommended!
    • Simply Awesome Loco Day

      Having always wanted to drive a steam train, my day in Kent was even better than expected! I have to say that I enjoyed learning about the railway system just as much as being in the cab itself - thank you for making my day so memorable, I am very tempted to come back for another go!
    • A Glorious Train Driving Experience

      I just wanted to say thank you for arranging my train driving experience in Yorkshire and the fantastic time at the controls of the Mardy Monster! My grandfather used to work in Maerdy at the colliery, so there was a real connection for me to do this. The staff were wonderful and the whole experience is something I would recommend to anyone who has a dream to drive a steam loco for real.
    • A Wonderful Train Experience

      For my retirement from mainstream railway operations, my colleagues bought me an experience day at Loughborough driving a classic steam engine. It was so interesting to get a snapshot of yesteryear and how different things ran compared to today's modern railway systems. I would just like to extend my thanks to all of the staff who made my experience simply unforgettable and the perfect close to my career.