Want an unforgettable experience ?
If you have ever wanted to drive a train or really understand how these powerful and iconic pieces of engineering are controlled and driven, then we can help!
The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic Heritage Railway running from Scruton in the Vale of Mowbray to Redmire in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales.
This driving experience is ideal for a special occasion, as a gift to a loved one or just a treat to yourself!
Driver experiences are available throughout the year and can be tailored so family and friends can also be part of this experience.
All we can offer is miles of stunning countryside, stunning stations, amazing railway vehicles of all types, real level crossings and signalling plus a team of fantastic people that deliver this amazing experience.
If you would like to book or know more about these experiences, please call us: 01677 425805
Relaxing history to enjoy
On The Day
Meet the Team
This experience is about people, people enjoying the countryside, the amazing heritage railway and getting to try something new. We have an amazing team. You will become part of this team as you take the controls. You will Interact with this team and get to understand their roles and why they are needed.
This railway weaves through the local community so safety is our top priority. Our experienced driver will start this experience by explaining how to drive and what the controls do. This return route is 16 miles of amazing scenery which sees you going through 6 beautiful stations between Leeming Bar station and Leyburn station
Our experienced Driver will control the train between Leeming Bar station and the next station, Bedale. This will give you time to take in your new cab environment and to allow the Driver to pass over an automatic level crossing. After Aiskew crossing you will take control and drive this amazing machine for mile after mile of the Dales.
Sit in the Seat
Controlling your speed, braking, accelerating you will weave through the local communities and the Dales. You will be stopping at stations following signals that control your movement. When you reach Leyburn our experienced Driver will complete the run around move that turns the loco and then you will be back in control to Bedale.
When you undertake this experience, you will:
Receive a welcome pack prior to your visit
Receive a full safety briefing
Drive a diesel train
- Full Day – (2 Return Trips, 1 Driver & 1 Second Man)
- Half Day – (one round trip)
Enjoy an afternoon Tea with the option to include friends and family*
Receive a pack including a certificate celebrating your day and complimentary membership
*Two guests allowed per participant. Extra charge of £10.00 per lunch.
Prices, Dates and times
Our diesel Driver experiences come in two main formats. A full day 09:30 until 16:00 and half day 09:30 till 12:00 & 12:30 till 16:00.
|Length Of Experience||Locomotive Type|
|Class 37||Class 14||121 Bubble car||142 Pacer|
|Half Day Driving experience||£225||£200||£175||£150|
|Full Day driving experience||£450||£400||£350||£300|
Dates for these experiences
|Available dates||Half Day Experience||Full Day Experience|
|Monday 4th April 2022||Fully Booked||Fully Booked|
|Friday 22nd April 2022||Sold Out||Sold Out|
|Friday 27th May 2022||Bubble Car 1 slot available||2 slots available|
|Friday 24th June 2022||Sold Out||Sold Out|
|Friday 22nd July 2022||Bubble Car 1 slot available||2 slots available|
|Friday 26th August 2022||Sold Out||Sold Out|
|Friday 23rd September 2022||Bubble Car 1 slot available||1 slots available|
|Friday 21st October 2022||Sold Out||Sold Out|
Please contact us on 01677 425805 or email email@example.com for more information and to book your experience.
The fine print
Your Safety and that of everyone is paramount and we work hard to make sure this experience is safe. If you want to take part in this driver experience please make sure you read all of the details here.
Please complete the form attached and bring with you on the day of your experience. If you need help or have any medical conditions to declare please contact us on 01677 425805
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