Take control of a steam engine on a 5/8th scale, 15'' gauge railway through Sherwood Forest. Beginning with a safety briefing, jump aboard the train for a one-to-one lesson. Start on the easy section of the track to get a feel for the job in hand, before graduating to the entire length of the Sherwood Forest Railway, the only narrow gauge steam railway in Nottinghamshire. Travelling through gorgeous rural scenery, an experienced tutor is with you every step of the way, giving tips, information and fun facts about the locos. The line which started as a dream in the late 1990's now boasts two level crossings, a tunnel and two stations. This experience is a must-try for any self-respecting rail enthusiast.
Available seven days a week from March - November.
Minimum age is 18. Must be reasonably fit and healthy to take part. Unfortunately, the venue does not currently have disabled provisions.
Lasts around one hour.
Numbers on the Day
This is a one on one experience.
Friends and family can watch your departure from the platform. Entry is free and facilities include play and picnic areas, with various refreshments on sale. Passenger train rides cost £2.50 per person (dogs and babies free).
Please wear strong sensible footwear, old clothes and dress for the weather.