Drive A Diesel Train Experience – East Lancashire Railway

    D213 Andania leaves Bury Bolton Street for Heywood
    Credit: RailAdvent
    When:
    13th April 2019 all-day
    2019-04-13T00:00:00+01:00
    2019-04-14T00:00:00+01:00
    Where:
    East Lancashire Railway
    Bury Rd
    Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 6EH
    UK
    Cost:
    £340
    Contact:
    East Lancashire Railway
    0333 320 2830

    Live your dream and join the East Lancashire Railway on one of their Drive a Diesel Train experience days.

    Featuring a variety of locomotives on various days throughout 2019, this is your chance to hop on the footplate and take control of a mighty diesel engine.

    Included in the price is a driving and second manning of the 16 miles of the ELR, guarding a train on the 16-mile long line and hot lunch and the option to include guests.

    You will also receive a certificate and a 2019 ELRPS membership.

    Activities and Services

    • Bury Bolton Street – Bury Transport Museum (with Castlecroft Café inside), The Trackside pub, The Buffet and Gift Shop
    • Rawtenstall Station – Buffer Stops Bar, Rawtenstall Café and Gift Shop

    Locomotives – Will be added to this page when announced

    Route + Times – Dates for this experience are found below, along with which locomotive you will be driving (if confirmed, all subject to change).

    Date Locomotive Duration Route Cost Booking
    23/03/2019 Class 40***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    13/04/2019 Class 45 108***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    27/04/2019 Class 37 109***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    18/05/2019 D5054***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    31/05/2019 Class 40***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    14/06/2019 TBC  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    03/07/2019 Class 37 109***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    14/09/2019 D1501***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    19/09/2019 D5054***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    11/10/2019 Class 40***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now
    02/11/2019 Class 50 015***  Full Day Bury – Rawtenstall £340.00 Book Now

    Fares – Each experience day costs £340 each

    Other Information

    For more information, please visit the East Lancashire Railway’s website here

    Other events available to view by clicking here

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