Deltic Driving Experience!

For a one time only, we're delighted to be able to give you the opportunity to take the controls of an East Coast Mainline legend – the Deltic!

You'll get the opportunity to get a feel of the locomotive's sheer power as you unleash its Napier Deltic D18-25 engine to tackle our steeply graded line.

You'll drive a round trip of the line up to our boundary gate under guidance from the combined DPS and Chinnor crew before '3rd manning' the locomotive into Princes Risborough in order to run round thus giving you a footplate view of the Chiltern Mainline and Princes Risborough North Signal Box.

Upon returning to Thame Junction, you will once again take the reins for the uphill run back to Chinnor.

After successfully bringing the train back to Chinnor, you will then be able to ride in the cab on the next journey giving you another round trip to Princes Risborough experience.

In addition, you can bring along up to 8 family or friends to ride in our support coach and what's more, you can all ride together either before or after your Driving Experience - making this a truly unique visit to our Railway!

This whole experience costs just £365.

Timetable - Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March

Note that these trips are only for people booking the Deltic Driving Experience and their accompanying family and friends - tickets are not available for any other passengers and no others will be admitted.

Running in to Princes Risborough is subject to the agreement of Network Rail on the day, and may have to be turned short at Thame Junction at short notice.

Full Day's Timetable
Chinnor depart 09.00 10.30 11.50 14.00 15.20
Princes Risborough arrive 09.29 10.51 12.11 14.25 15.45
Princes Risborough depart 09.45 11.05 12.25 14.40 16.00
Chinnor arrive
10.06 11.26 12.50 15.01 16.29

Image above from Wikimedia Commoms

Booking information

To find out more please telephone Chris, Experiences Coordinator, on 07784 189322, or please email him at

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