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The Pines Express Experience

The Pines Express Experience

Cost

£955.00

Date

Mar 01 2024

Time

Book time slots during the morning
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Details

Driver Experiences at Swanage Railway

For the first time, Swanage Railway are offering customers the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of driving and firing one of their exceptional Bulleid Pacific Locomotives, 34028 ‘Eddystone. 

A regular performer on the legendary ‘Pines Express’ on the Somerset and Dorset Railway, they are offering the opportunity to relive the childhood dream of many a railway enthusiast by driving and firing this legendary locomotive on the Pines Express through Dorset countryside once again.

Under the expert and friendly guidance of our drivers and firemen, participants will be given the opportunity to both drive and fire 34028 Eddystone over our gradients between Swanage and Norden with a rake of 4 mk1 coaches.

The experience includes:-

  • You will experience 2 round trips of our 5.5-mile line – 22 miles on the footplate.
  • Driving of 1 round trip.
  • Firing of 1 round trip.
  • Your experience lasts roughly 2 hours.

After the driver experience, participants will be presented with a Swanage Railway gift bag which includes a framed certificate, and a Swanage Railway Driver Experience mug. There are photographic opportunities with the steam locomotive at Swanage and Norden stations for the family and friends of driver experience participants.

Price: £955.00 per person. 

The experience is available on 21st, 22, 23rd of February and the 1st March. Time slots from 9.30 am – 11.30 am.

Read more about Swanage Railway including upcoming events. 

Organiser

Swanage Railway
Swanage Railway
Phone
01929 425800
Email
info@swanagerailway.co.uk

Location

Location

Swanage Railway Station
Swanage BH19 1HB

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