We offer a number of different driver experiences for you
- Steam Engine Driver
- Diesel locomotive Driver
All courses begin at approximately 8.00am and last until
10.45am. Day courses are available contact us for details.
Steam Engine and Diesel Locomotive Experience
So what does it involve? On arriving at
Shackerstone Station you will be escorted to the locomotive to meet the rostered crew for
the day. Here you will be given an introduction to the railway and briefed on safety on
and about the locomotive.
After an initial familiarisation with the engine and its
controls you will take it on a light engine trip down the line. During this you will learn
how to drive and fire the locomotive.
On return to Shackerstone you will couple up to a rake of
carriages and then take them along the whole length of the railway, to Shenton Station,
The trainee may be joined on the train by up three other
friends or family (additional passengers are charged at £5.00 each). Food and drink is
included for the trainee and the three guests.
The trainee receives a complementary one year membership of
the Shackerstone Railway Society and a certificate. Both guests and trainee recieve a pass
to travel on the railway for the rest of the day.
|Steam Engine Driver Course
|Diesel Locomotive Driver
Courses will be available throughout the year, for
more information please call or email us..
If you would like book or require more details on the
footplate experiences please telephone Shackerstone Station on 01827 880754 or email
us from here with your telephone details and we will contact you with the available
dates and courses.
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send completed application forms to:
Battlefield Line Railway
Leicestershire CV13 6NW
All locos subject to
availability. Every effort will be made to run this event to the timetable stated on
these web pages, however unforeseen circumstances may entail alterations or cancellations.
The Shackerstone Railway Society reserve the right to vary any of the provisions included
in these pages without prior notice. E&OE