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Drive a Class 66 or Class 73/1!

Drive a Class 66 or Class 73/1!

Have you ever wanted to drive a modern diesel locomotive?

Working in partnership with GB Railfreight (GBRf), the Severn Valley Railway is excited to announce a number of exclusive Footplate Experience days using modern diesel locomotives.

Operating in June 2018, you could have the chance to take the controls of a modern diesel locomotive, hauling a carriages or freight vehicles for 16 miles.

Believed to be a world first, members of the public will be able to drive a Class 66 or Class 73/1 locomotive along the whole length of the Severn Valley Railway between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth on June 4th or 5th.

Priced at £875 per person, all proceeds will go to GBRf’s chosen charity for 2018 and the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust.

The Class 66 will haul a heavy train of hopper wagons, with the chance to ride in a shark brake-van too, whilst the Class 73/1 will haul carriages, a sight rarely seen.

The whole day Experience also includes a tour of the Railway’s award-winning Diesel Depot at Kidderminster. The Class 66, first introduced to Britain’s railways in 1998, is the backbone of modern freight operations throughout the country, and has a whopping 3,000bhp engine. The Class 73/1s can normally be found on engineering trains in the south-east, and very rarely operate passenger trains.

There are only four places on each Experience, so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to realise a lifelong ambition! For more information or to book, visit or call 01562 757900.

Click here to find out more  Call 01562 757900 to book

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