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C Ruddick
FROM 27 Dec

Diesel Driver Taster Experiences

27th Dec 2023

Make your / their dreams come true and treat yourself or that special someone to a Diesel Driver experience on the Somerset and Dorset Railway at Midsomer Norton.

Under the supervision of one of our experienced drivers and after a little training, you will be handed the control of one of our resident locomotives and will be treated to one return trip up the line. The locomotive will be hauling one of our British Railways MK1 Coaches or a Brake Van and up to a maximum of 12 people from your party will be able to travel along behind whilst you are at the controls.

The "Taster" sessions last approximately 30 minutes each and you must be aged 18 or over to drive the loco.

The following days are available in 2023.

Saturday April 16th - Diesel (One of D1120 or D4095)

Fathers Day Weekend

Saturday June 17th - Diesel (D4095)

Post Christmas

Wednesday December 27th - Diesel (One ofD1120 or D4095)

Spaces are limited and you must pre book a specific session. Tickets will include 6 passengers in the Coach or Brake Van. Additional passengers up to a max of 12 people can be purchased at the station on the day for £3 per person or from the train crew.

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Dates for Diesel Driver Taster Experiences


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