Driver Experiences

The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway offers you the chance to take the controls of a steam locomotive on our demonstration line. The opportunities available are listed below.

Afternoon driver experience
If you want to take control of one of our engines for a few hours, both light engine and with a passenger train along the whole of our line. Any running day from May to August – you will arrive and be given a safety briefing and an introduction to the loco, involving riding on the footplate with our experienced crew. Once public services have finished you take a turn as fireman and then as driver with the coaches still attached. After a short break you will then fire and drive again without the coaches. As part of the course you will get a certificate as a memento of your day and 12 month’s automatic membership.

Booking for this experience must be done in advance as early as possible using the contact details below or this booking form. There is only one space available on each course so early booking is essential.

Cost: £199.00
Inquiries: secretary@mslr.org.uk OR 01473 890622