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The Bluebell Railway is running some very special days for lovers of steam!

Experience first-hand firing and driving one of our fleet of historic steam engines!

B.R.4 MT No. 80151  will be on duty for this exciting day over the entire length of the line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

The train will comprise 4 carriages for the exclusive use of participants and their guests.

Included in the cost is the opportunity to both fire and drive the engine, breakfast on arrival at the Bessemer Arms and a buffet lunch onboard for participants and guests.

It will be a full day, starting at Sheffield Park Station at 8.00am and finishing back there at around 5.00pm


Per Participant - £650.00 

Per Guest* - £30.00 

* up to a maximum of 4 per participant

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18.
  • Be reasonably fit and in good health - able to ascend and descend a ladder unassisted.
  • Wear suitable protective clothing, which covers arms and legs at all times. Clothing that may easily melt of catch fire if it comes into contact with hot surfaces/material is not suitable (e.g. polyester/nylon). Gloves are also advisable.
  • Wear sturdy footwear.
  • Not attend the experience under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Read the Medical Brief and meet the standards required in the Medical Self-Assessment Questionnaire before being allowed to take part.

Please note:

  • Participants will be required to complete a Medical Self-Assessment Questionnaire prior to taking part.
  • Bluebell Railway reserves the right to cancel bookings where the participant fails to meet the required health standards.
  • Bluebell Railway reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a driving experience if the minimum number of participants booked for a specific day is not reached, or for any other reason.
  • The locomotive used for this experience may vary subject to availability

Booking information

  • If you, or any of your guests, have any food allergies or special dietary requirements , please advise us by adding details in the 'Dietary Requirements' box at the bottom of the 'Checkout' page when booking your tickets.
  • Please note a £1.95 transaction fee will be added per booking for any tickets purchased online.
  • All tickets are printed and posted and will be sent out by Royal Mail 2nd class post.
  • Terms & Conditions can be found on our website

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