Driver for a Tenner

Driver for a Tenner


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Fancy a taster of what it is like to drive a locomotive?. Well you can with our Driver for a Tenner on selected days.

For just £10 you can take the control of one of our diesel locomotives on the sidings and receive a certificate.

DRIVER FOR A TENNER IS NORMALLY RUN WITH THE SMALL ENGINE, LADY NAN BUT DUE TO LADY NAN BEING OVERHAULED IN 2017 WE WILL BE RUNNING IT WITH A LOVELY DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE INSTEAD. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT CAUSED AND HOPE TO GET LADY NAN BACK RUNNING AS SOON AS WE CAN.

Our general advice is that children under 5 are likely to be a bit frightened, so we donít recommend Driver for a Tenner for them. Children between 5 and 16 years can do it providing they are accompanied by a responsible adult and it is always at the Driverís discretion.

Dates for 2017

April 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 29th and 30th

May 1st, 27th, 28th and 29th

June 18th

July 25th and 29th

August 2nd, 26th, 27th and 28th

Please note all dates subject to availability


  • To buy a Driver For a Tenner Gift Voucher click here
  • Terms & Conditions

    Every effort will be made to run the Driver for a Tenner train service according to the timetable but unforeseen circumstances may entail alteration or cancellations. The East Somerset Railway reserves the right to vary any of the provisions of this service without prior notice.