Drive A Steam Engine

Standard Course

Sharing the day with one other participant, enjoy a full day’s tuition driving Talos (subject to availability).

Lunch and refreshments are included and up to six guests are invited for a ride on the train in the afternoon with the participant driving. A certificate is awarded on completion of the course.

After purchasing the course, you will be emailed further information and a booking reference which can be given as a gift.

The Standard Course costs £275. If you are buying the course for two people, place your order by calling 01425 471 415 and save 10%.

The date of the course can be booked by you or the participant by calling 01425 471 415 or emailing

Course itinerary
Times are approximate

  • 9:30
  • Introduction to the instructor, inspection of the locomotive and explanation of the controls
  • Explanation of what is involved in preparing the locomotive including watering, steam raising and lubrication
  • Instruction on safety procedures and signalling systems
  • 10:30
  • Attach coaches and start light movements off the main line to gain familiarity with the controls before proceeding to the main line
  • Complete a number of circuits of the line accompanied by an instructor travelling immediately behind in the support coach

  • 12:30
  • Lunch and review of the morning session
  • 13:00
  • Resume with running and receive further instruction as required
  • 15:00
  • Invite up to six guests to have a ride on the train with the participant driving
  • Opportunity for photos with friends and family
  • 16:00
  • Return to yard and assist with disposal of fire

Participants must be aged 18 or over.

Buy a standard course voucher