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    • 2018 driver experiences available to book now!

    • Our next Trains will be running on Sunday 26th Nov for our Santa Special

    • 2017 Santa Specials:- are now available to book online

    • Buffet open for business as usual! – 9.30am – 4pm weekdays, 9am – 5.00pm weekends

       

    • Gift shop Open – Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th & Wed 22nd – 11am – 3pm

  • Driver Experiences

    The Avon Valley Railway offers you the chance of a lifetime to realise your dream – driving a steam or diesel locomotive.  We offer four different courses throughout the year, from beginner to advanced, all under the expert supervision of our experienced Drivers and Firemen.  All courses include an introduction to the locomotive, safety briefing, commemorative certificate and gift membership of the railway for a year so you can keep up to date with our progress.

    Driver Experiences leaflet 2018

    There are a few pieces of safety information that you’ll need to consider before booking one of our Experiences and this can be found below. You’ll need to read this before the day and sign a copy before you’re permitted onto the footplate.

    Driver Experience Course Safety Advice

    Course A – Steam Taster Course

    • Drive and fire a steam locomotive under guidance of qualified instructors.
    • Light refreshments provided
    • £250

    Book Course A 2018

    Course B – Haul A Brake Van

    • Drive and fire a steam locomotive under guidance of qualified instructors, hauling a Brake Van
    • Act as shunter and guard
    • Refreshments (including lunch) provided
    • £375

    Books Course B 2018

  • Drive and act as secondman on our resident BR Class 31 diesel locomotive No 31330 Calder Hall Power Station, hauling empty passenger coaches.
  • Act as shunter and guard
  • Refreshments (including lunch) provided
  • £275
  • Book Course D

    Book Course D 2018

    Course E – Drive a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)

    • Drive and act as secondman on our resident Class 107 two-car Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU). 3 hour experience.
    • £125

    Book Course E 2018

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