Steam Train Driver for a Day
If you have dreamed of being a train driver since a young child, then why not hop aboard the Great Whipsnade Railway and let that dream come to life.
As well as driving the train for either 8 or 16 miles on the 2ft 6 in narrow gauge heritage railway, you will get to go behind the scenes at our railway yard and find out what a typical day is actually like as a train driver on the Great Whipsnade Railway, better known to Zoo visitors as the Jumbo Express.
If you have driven a steam train before, then why not do it on a track with a difference? Drive past Indian rhinos, Asian elephants, camels and deer going about their daily business. The experience is suitable for both beginners and for those who have driven a train before.
As an honorary steam train driver you will have the opportunity to shovel coal, test the brakes and couple carriages and of course handle the controls of a powerful steam locomotive. You will receive a full health and safety briefing upon arrival and the experience includes a complementary lunch and plenty of cups of tea and coffee to keep you going! The experience will run from 9.00am to 3.30pm.
Contact us to find out more about our 2013 dates in March, October and November - please email us at email@example.com or call 0844 225 1826.
Places are limited as we cannot offer the experience when the train is running for zoo visitors nor when maintenance work is taking place.
Silver session: £199 driving 8 miles each (track is 2 miles long), with a maximum of two people per session.
How to book
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Once you have your voucher, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 225 1826.