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D1062 Driver Footplate Experience Course

16th September

There is nothing quite like the sight and sound of a diesel locomotive in full cry! Choose your locomotive and experience the power and surge of adrenaline as you take the controls of your favourite Class on the SVR's full day Experience, including a tour of Kidderminster Diesel Depot!The SVR's Diesel Footplate Experiences operate throughout the year utilising our heritage fleet of diesel electric and hydraulic locomotives, hauling a heavy train in which up to 10 guests travel free of charge.

What’s included:

  • Safety briefing before the session commences at Bewdley
  • Tour of the locomotive engine room, including a start-up procedure demonstration.
  • Travel in the cab; driving for 8 miles, and acting as second man for 8 miles. A further 16 miles is spent in the rear cab of the locomotive (only available when locomotives with 2 cabs are used), with the option to spend an additional 32 miles travelling in the train with your guests.
  • Travelling a total journey of 32 miles; going through Bewdley Tunnel, over Victoria Bridge and up Eardington Bank.
  • Tour of award-winning Kidderminster Diesel Depot
  • Only 4 participants per experience.
  • Bring along up to 10 guests who can travel in the carriages behind the locomotive free of charge.
  • Opportunities for photographs.
  • A presentation folder with a certificate and memento of your experience.

Price: £600

2024 Dates:

Monday 10 June – D1062 FULLY BOOKED
Monday 17 June – 37263
Monday 24 June – 40106
Monday 1 July – 46045
Monday 8 July – Class 50
Monday 15 July – D821
Monday 19 August – D1062 FULLY BOOKED
Monday 2 September – D821
Monday 9 September – 37263
Monday 16 September – D1062 FULLY BOOKED
Monday 30 September – Class 50


16th September


Severn Valley Railway
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Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY12 1DP United Kingdom
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