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C Ruddick
FROM 16 Jun

Diesel Driver Taster Experiences

16th Jun 2024

Treat yourself or someone else 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 controls of one of our resident diesel locomotives and will be treated to one return trip up the line. The locomotive will be hauling our "Queen Mary" Brake Van and your ticket price includes up to 6 people travelling in the Brake Van behind the loco. See below for options to buy extra spaces if you have a larger party with you.

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 2024:

Fathers Day

Sunday June 16th - Diesel (One of D1120 or D4095)

Post Christmas

Friday December 27th - Diesel (One of D1120 or D4095)

Spaces are limited and you must pre book a specific session. Tickets will include 6 passengers travelling in the Brake Van behind the loco. For larger accompanying groups additional passengers up to a max of 12 people can be purchased online when making main booking or on the day for £3 per person.

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Dates for Diesel Driver Taster Experiences


16th Jun 2024 Book Tickets
27th Dec 2024 Book Tickets