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Diesel Driver Experience

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Get a feel of the Class 37 Tractor's sheer power as you unleash its engine to tackle our steeply graded Railway! You will get to pull a rake of chocolate and cream passenger coaches when you drive a round trip of the line up to our boundary gate at Thame Junction and return, all made under guidance from our experienced driving instructor. We are confident you will have a great time!

Price £375 (includes VAT)

Enjoy one trip of the line as a solus driving experience - drive the Class 37 to Thame Junction and return with expert tuition given by our experienced staff.

We also have other packages available such as a full day experience - for further information please contact Chris below.

Bring up to 6-Guests with you for a Free ride!

It's always enjoyable to join in with the fun on a Driving Experience - even for those who are not driving!

We are pleased to welcome guests of the driver to our Railway and up to 6 additional people can travel in the passenger carriages for Free, if arranged in advance.

In addition, you and your guests are welcome to stay for more trips of the line and please do discuss with Chris at the time of booking!


Your Driving Experience Course price includes refreshments for the Driver and one guest. We will be delighted to provide refreshments for additional guests at our regular prices.

For further information and to book?

Our friendly and knowledgeable train crew will look after all our new Drivers and guide them throughout their Driving Experience Course. Starting with a Safety Briefing, we then give a familiarisation session with our locomotive, to show how it works and how to operate its controls. We'll show our new Drivers how to start and stop the locomotive and train safely and what to do as they take it and the train along 3 miles of our 3½ mile line.

To find out more and to book your Driver Experience Course please email Chris, Experiences Coordinator, at driverexperience@chinnorrailway.co.uk

Special Requests

Our aim is to ensure all of our visitors to have a wonderful and memorable visit with us. If you have a special request for your Driving Experience Course, do let us know and we’ll see how we can accommodate your wishes.

Booking information

To find out more and to book your Driver Experience Course please email Chris at driverexperience@chinnorrailway.co.uk.

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