Diesel Driving Experience Courses 2013
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2013 sees the welcome return of Diesel Driving Experience
Courses over the full length of the line at the GWR, and with the
extension of the line towards Broadway (nearly there!) and the
construction of a loop at Laverton enabling the loco to run around
the train, we can now offer 25 miles of driving to each
The new year also means the return of our popular fleet of
powerful main line diesel locomotives to the courses, including the
Class 20, Class 24, Class 47, Class 73 and the ever popular Class
There is also the opportunity to drive the Class 122 DMU over
the full length of the line for the first time to Cheltenham
As if that's not enough, later in the year sees the introduction
of two new additions to the Experience Courses, the long awaited
Class 45 Peak and the Class 26.
Each course will consist of four participants, each of which
will drive a complete round trip of the line between Laverton and
There is the choice of hauling coaching stock or freight on the
course, which can be specified on the booking form.
Each participant can be accompanied by up to two guests free of
charge to travel in the coaching stock during the course.
Course fees are payable at the time of booking and payment must
have cleared by the date of the course.
Please note that all places must be filled in order to make the
courses financially viable.
You will be advised as soon as possible if your chosen course is
not likely to run.
The information below applies to ALL courses. Please read
carefully before booking.
For driving experience courses we cannot accept bookings for
participants under 18 years of age. If the booking is for an 18th
Birthday gift, the participant must be 18 on the day of the
Participants must be physically moderately fit, and capable of
entering a locomotive cab from track level. Participants must also
have good vision and hearing ability.
The Company reserves the right to require a prospective
participant to undergo a basic fitness examination by an approved
Click on the icon to the left to download
an application form.
Laverton - Toddington - Winchcombe - Gotherington -
Course fee £350.00 per person
(Class 122 DMU £299.00 per person)
|Friday 5th April 2013
|Friday 19th April 2013
|Friday 3rd May 2013
||Class 122 DMU
|Friday 17th May 2013
|Friday 31st May 2013
|Friday 14th June 2013
|Friday 28th June 2013
|Friday 5th July 2013
||Class 122 DMU
|Friday 19th July 2013
|Friday 6th September 2013
|Friday 20th September 2013
|Friday 18th October 2013
As the courses are held on a day when the railway and
it's facilities are closed, you will need to bring your own drinks,
Because of the limited number of places available, a "reserve"
list will operate. If your booking is unsuccessful, you will be
given the opportunity to be placed on the reserve list.
Obtaining a place on the reserve list does not
guarantee a place on a course. It is expected that
anyone placed on the reserve list would be contacted at short
notice to be offered a place. Please indicate if this would cause a
problem. Once you are placed on the reserve list, your payment will
be held, but not banked, until a place on a course is confirmed.
Anyone placed on the reserve list who does not get a place on a
course by the end of the season will have their payment
Should it be necessary for you to cancel your place on a course,
please notify the coordinator as soon as possible. The Company
reserves the right to refuse a refund unless the place can be
filled. Any refund made may be subject to an administration
Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that the courses run
as advertised, the Company reserves the right to cancel, alter, or
suspend any course without notice. Where the Company cancels a
course, a full refund or alternative will be offered.
Please note that Online Ticketing Gift Vouchers cannot
be used as payment or part payment for Experience
Please forward any enquiries regarding bookings or availability
to the course coordinator at: email@example.com.