Diesel Driving Experience Course

Please note this course runs from Winchcombe Station

The Diesel Driving Experience Course runs on selected Fridays, costing just £275. Each participant (max. 8) can be accompanied by up to two guests at £10 each who may travel in the brake coach during the course. Please note that participants must be over 18 and all guests must be over the age of 16. We are unable to accept children.

The course includes:

  • Welcome tea/coffee and pastry on arrival at Winchcombe for participants and guests
  • Explanation of the day’s events and safety briefing
  • Four round trips between Winchcombe and Cheltenham, a total of 56 miles, during which you will drive your diesel locomotive or DMU for seven miles, under expert supervision. You will also act as second man for a further seven miles.
  • Free year’s membership of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for the participant, including member’s benefits (worth up to £20)
  • Free GWSR Guide Book
  • Commemorative certificate signed by your driver
You may bring up to two guests (over 16) at a nominal price of £10 each, who may travel on the train all day


Please refer here for terms and conditions and clothing requirements.

Tickets will be sent to you in the post. Your e-mail acknowledgement is NOT the ticket.

Please choose your preferred date for the course and the number of places remaining on that date will then be displayed