Drive a Steam Engine at Swanage

Experience the amazing thrill, excitement and discovery of driving and firing your very own steam train on the Swanage Steam Railway – enjoying an eleven-mile round trip through the beautiful Purbeck countryside in Dorset.

The driver experience sessions last for about an hour on the footplate and are an ideal present for a special occasion or just for a memorable and unforgettable piece of self indulgence.

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Drive a Steam Engine at Swanage

Experience the amazing thrill, excitement and discovery of driving and firing your very own steam train on the Swanage Steam Railway – enjoying an eleven-mile round trip through the beautiful Purbeck countryside in Dorset.

The driver experience sessions last for about an hour on the footplate and are an ideal present for a special occasion or just for a memorable and unforgettable piece of self indulgence.

What’s included?

For one person:

  • Briefing session
  • One hour on the footplate of the steam train under the expert and friendly guidance of the steam train driver and fireman.
  • You will drive the steam locomotive five and a half miles between Swanage, Corfe Castle and Norden then fire the steam locomotive for the return trip.
  • Photo opportunities with the steam locomotive at Swanage and Norden stations
  • A goody bag with a framed certificate and a Swanage Railway Driver Experience Mug as well as further information about activities in the area, a map as well as tips and advice to help you make the most of your time in Dorset.
  • This experience is available all year round – subject to availability.
  • This experience takes approximately 1 hour.

Location:    Swanage RailwayStation Rd, Swanage BH19 1HB

Swanage railway station was originally the terminus of a London and South Western Railway branch line from Wareham.

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