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Class 09 Diesel Footplate Tasters
Looking for a special and unique birthday or retirement present?
Well good news – we will be running Class 09 Diesel Footplate Tasters in May 2024!
The perfect experience for anyone who’s ever dreamed of being an ‘engine driver’!
- An individual 1 hour ‘Hands On’ driving experience with one of our experienced loco crews within the station area, doing small shunt moves and short runs on the line
- Your own guided tour of Carriage and Wagon Workshop
- Hot drink and a breakfast bap or a slice of cake in the King George V Buffet at Horsted Keynes Station
- A certificate for you to take away on completion
Images credited to Mike Hopps and Richard Farrant.
£250.00 per person
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be reasonably fit and in good health - i.e. 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 or catch fire if it comes into contact with hot surfaces/materials 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 Standards and meet the requirements in the Medical Self-Assessment Questionnaire before being allowed to take part
- Participants will be required to complete a the 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
- Toilets are available at the Station
- There is free parking at Horsted Keynes Station.
- As this event uses a diesel locomotive, we regret that it isn't suitable for wheelchair-bound passengers
- Accessible toilets are available at Horsted Keynes Station
- Tickets are valid for the date and time specified on the ticket only
- We regret we are unable to offer any discounts for this service
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