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A Day with a Train Driver on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

See the track from the driver’s point of you as you spend a day with them in the footplate

Location: Derbyshire (Midlands)

Price: £150

The Ecclesbourne Valley is situated in Derbyshire’s Gentle Valley, stretching from the northern outskirts of Derby to the delightful town of Wirksworth, gateway to the Peak District. You will spend the day with an experienced train driver, learning how to prepare the train to run and watching the train embark on the first journey of the day from the front car. You may enjoy lunch in the buffet car with up to three guests of your choice. To round off the day you will assist with putting the train away for the night.

What's Included

You will spend the day on the day with an experienced train driver. After a safety briefing in the morning you will enjoy a morning of riding in the front car with the driver. You will then have a buffet lunch in one of the train cars with up to three of your own guests. In the afternoon you will continue driving in the front car alongside the driver. To finish off the day you will help pack away the train for the night.

Important Notes


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