C & PRR Railway

Driver Experience, 2015

Driver Experience courses for 2015 - PRICES HELD!

A Driver Experience Course with one of our steam or heritage diesel locomotives makes a great gift for someone special! Why not buy one for Dad – or Mum?

Our courses are held on Saturdays, from April to the end of October. We offer half-day Silver and Gold courses and an all-day Platinum course. We will be delighted to help you choose the one that is right for you – or for that someone special!

To find out more and to book your Driver Experience Course, please e-mail Chris at driverexperience@chinnorrailway.co.uk

Steam Driver Experiences in Courses

Come and learn how to drive our lovely steam locomotive! Take a train down our scenic line along the Chiltern Hills. Enjoy pulling a rake of chocolate and cream passenger coaches, or our ‘Branch Line’ set, with one passenger coach and a selection of goods wagons. This was a traditional combination on many rural branch lines!.

Refreshments and lunch, for the Driver and up to three of their guests, are included in each fantastic Driver Experience course. All Drivers will receive a Certificate at the end of what we are sure will be an unforgettable day.

SILVER - £400
Enjoy sharing the steam footplate with one other, for a whole morning or afternoon. With expert tuition in driving a steam locomotive, given by our friendly steam crew, you will each take charge of the train for a full trip up and down our scenic branch line.

Gold - £750
Enjoy the privilege of having our railway to yourself, for a whole morning or afternoon! You will take sole charge of our steam locomotive for half a day, enjoying two full trips up and down our scenic line, with one-to-one tuition from our friendly steam crew.

Platinum - £1300
Enjoy the privilege of having our railway to yourself for the whole day! You will take sole charge of our steam locomotive for half a day, enjoying two full trips up and down our scenic line, with one-to-one tuition from our friendly steam crew.

Diesel Driver Experience Courses

Our heritage diesels are great fun to drive, too! Dependent on stock availability, you might take the controls of our unique Class 17 ‘Clayton’, or one of our Class 08 shunters, either D3018 ‘Haversham’ or 08825. You will get to pull our rake of chocolate and cream passenger coaches, or the ‘Branch Line’ set. Whichever locomotive you drive, we are confident you will have a great time!

SILVER - £300
Enjoy sharing the cab with one other, for a whole morning or afternoon. With expert tuition in driving a diesel locomotive, given by our friendly train crew, you will each take charge of the train for a full trip up and down our scenic branch line.

Gold - £500
Enjoy the privilege of having our railway to yourself, for a whole morning or afternoon! You will take sole charge of our diesel locomotive for half a day, enjoying two full trips up and down our scenic line, with one-to-one tuition from our friendly train crew.

Platinum - £900
Luxuriate in having the whole railway to yourself for the entire day! Taking charge of one of our magnificent diesel locomotives, under the expert guidance of our friendly train crew, you will enjoy four trips up and down our scenic branch line.

Interested?

Please contact me by e-mail or 'phone to find out more details and to book or purchase one of our Driver Experience Courses. We will be pleased to provide a Personalised Voucher in the name of the recipient, so why not treat someone special to a wonderful present?

Our friendly and knowledgeable train crew will look after all our new Drivers and guide them throughout their Driver Experience course. Starting with a Safety Briefing, we then give a familiarisation session with our locomotive, to show how it works and how to operate its controls. We’ll show our new Drivers how to start and stop the locomotive and train safely and what to do as they take it and the train along our 3½ mile line.

Saturdays in 2015Train TypeLocomotive Type
18 April Morning / Afternoon Passenger Steam
25 April Morning ONLY Passenger Diesel
16 May Morning / Afternoon Branch Line Steam
13 June Morning / Afternoon Passenger Steam
11 July Morning / Afternoon Branch Line Steam
8 August Morning / Afternoon Passenger Steam
15 August Morning ONLY Passenger Diesel
12 September Morning / Afternoon Branch Line Steam
10 October Morning / Afternoon Passenger Steam

Note:
Passenger Trains:-
three or four ‘chocolate & cream’ passenger coaches.
Branch Line Trains:-. one ‘chocolate & cream’ passenger coach with two or three goods wagons.

Guests, Lunches and Refreshments
It’s always fun to join in a Driver Experience Day, even for those not driving! We are pleased to welcome guests of the Driver and can accommodate up to 16, if arranged in advance. Of course, guests are welcome to travel on their Driver’s train!

The Driver Experience Course price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day for the Driver and up to three guests. We will be delighted to provide lunches and refreshments for further guests at £9.00 per person, if booked in advance.

Special Requests
We want all of our visitors to have a wonderful day out with us. If you have a special request for your Driver Experience Course, let us know and we’ll see if we can accommodate it.

If you have any questions or would like to book please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or by email. My contact details are at the bottom of this page.
Please remember we are all volunteers on the CPRR and do this in our spare time.

We look forward to welcoming you onto one of our Driver Experience Courses!

Chris

To book your place or obtain further details telephone our experience day organiser on 07784 189322, fill in this form
or e-mail Chris at driverexperience@chinnorrailway.co.uk.

All dates and times are subject to availability.

©CPRRA 2015 Updated: 3/2/2015 E&OE