If you're over eighteen and you've ever dreamt of
driving a locomotive, working a signal box or acting as guard on a standard gauge railway,
then this is your chance!
Whether as a birthday or anniversary gift, or a personal treat
for yourself, spend a whole day at the Dean Forest Railway soaking up the ambience of a
typical day on a Great Western branch line in the Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
The day starts at 0915 with coffee, the work schedule, and all-important
safety instructions, rules and regulations, then it's on with a super day of railway
experience consisting of:
Driving and firing a Great Western tank engine or
one of our diesel locomotives
Guard duties on the Brake van
Inspection of the workshops, museum and rolling stock
- Operating the manual crossing
For early risers and late leavers,
preparation and disposal of the loco is also included.
Partners are invited to watch and photograph your special day, and join you
for lunch at a modest charge of £7.50 each.
The Price is £325
for the steam experience, or £295 for
which includes a certificate commemorating your visit, and a two-course
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For further details and bookings
Write to: The Branchline Experience, Dean Forest
Railway, Norchard Forest Road, Lydney, Gloucester. GL15 4ET
Or contact Lynne at the DFR by telephone on: +44 (0)1594 845840 (11.00am