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
svr.co.uk/drive-a-train or call 01562 757900.
Click here to find out more Call 01562 757900 to book
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