Driver Experiences at Avon Valley Steam Railway
Event Date: 29 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
Posted in: Steam Trips
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The Avon Valley Railway offers you the chance of a lifetime to realise your dream of driving a steam or diesel locomotive.

We offer three different experiences throughout the year, from our steam taster, 3 hour Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) or half day diesel locomotive course, all under the expert supervision of our experienced Drivers and Firemen. All courses include an introduction to the locomotive, safety briefing, commemorative certificate and gift membership of the Avon Valley Railway for a year so you can keep up to date with our progress.

There are a few pieces of safety information that you’ll need to consider before booking one of our Experiences and this can be found below. You’ll need to read this before the day and sign a copy before you’re permitted onto the footplate.

EXPERIENCE 1 – DRIVE A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
Drive and fire a steam locomotive under guidance of qualified instructors
2.5 hour experience
Light refreshments provided

EXPERIENCE 2 – DRIVE A DIESEL TRAIN
Drive and act as secondman on our resident BR Class 31 diesel locomotive No 31330 Calder Hall Power Station, hauling empty passenger coaches.
Half day experience
Act as shunter and guard
Refreshments (including lunch) provided

EXPERIENCE 3 – DRIVE A DIESEL MULTIPLE UNIT (DMU)
Drive and act as secondman on our resident Class 107 two-car Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)
3 hour experience
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Tel: 0117 9325538
Website: https://www.avonvalleyrailway.org/
Address: Avon Valley Steam Railway Bitton Railway Station Bath Road Bristol BS30 6HD