Diesel Driving Experience Course

2018 sees the Diesel Driving Experience Courses running between Broadway, Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse at the GWSR, offering 14 miles of driving to each participant. Each course will take six participants who will be hauling a train of up to eight Mk I carriages

Course fee £400 per person.

The course includes:

Full English breakfast on arrival in the Flag & Whistle at Toddington for participants and guests

Explanation of the day's events and safety briefing

Three round trips between Broadway, Toddington and Cheltenham, a total of 84 miles, during which you will drive your diesel locomotive for fourteen miles, under expert supervision. You will also act as second man for a further fourteen miles.

Packed lunch for participants and guests

Signal box and Diesel Shed tour (participants only)

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 £20 each, who may travel on the train all day

Course Date

Motive Power

Friday 11 May

Class 37

Friday 8 June

Class 47

Friday 13 July

Class 45

Friday 7 September

Class 26

Friday 12 October

Class 37

Our popular fleet of powerful main line diesel locomotives includes Class 26, Class 45, Class 47 and the ever popular Class 37.

Each participant can be accompanied by up to two guests at £20 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

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