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Steam Driver Experiences with 7820 Dinmore Manor:

Can you see yourself driving this powerful steam locomotive?

On Tuesday 10 September and Saturday 21 September we aim to make steam locomotive Dinmore Manor available for Silver Driver Experiences, which means that you as a lucky steam driver will get a feel of Dinmore Manor and experience her sheer power as you tackle our steeply graded Railway! You will get to pull a rake of 1950s 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!

Our friendly and knowledgeable train crew will look after all our new Drivers and guide them throughout their Steam Driver Experience. Starting with a Safety Briefing, we then give a familiarisation session with the 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 the 6 mile round trip of the line.

Price £495 (includes VAT)

In addition, you and your guests are welcome to come earlier / stay later for more trips of the line 'on the cushions' and please do discuss with Chris by email below.


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.

Special Requests

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

For further information and to book?

You can book online below at any time. Or if you would like to find out more please email Chris, Experiences Coordinator, at driverexperience@chinnorrailway.co.uk

Booking information

The SILVER Driver Experience course is run subject to a minimum of at least four courses being booked in advance on any day. In the event of booked courses not being available due to the circumstances given above, Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway will seek to offer an alternative course of equal or greater value at a mutually convenient time and date. If this is not possible, a full refund of the fee will be made.

Please note the participant MUST:

1.    Be aged over 18 years.
2.    Be reasonably fit and in good health - fit enough to climb on and off the locomotive from ground level unaided.
3.    Wear old clothing that fully covers your arms and legs.
4.    Wear sturdy shoes / boots that protect your feet - trainers are not permitted.
5.    Not attend the ride / experience under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway reserves the right to refuse entry for whatever reason. There is a maximum of one participant per ride and no additional passengers are allowed on the footplate.

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Tue 10 Sep 2024
Sat 21 Sep 2024

12:30 Sorry - already sold