Driver experience at Vale of Rheidol Railway

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Ever wanted to be a Steam Train driver? Well now it’s your chance!

Drive a steam engine at Devil’s Bridge at the Vale of Rheidol Railway. Realise those childhood dreams and have a go at driving a steam locomotive!

Our Kerr Stuart Wren No.3114 (pictured below) will be in steam at Devil’s Bridge station on selected days and for a small fee, there will be opportunities for Footplate rides or the chance to take the controls and drive the locomotive over a short section of line. Participants need to be of good health and deemed fit and able.  Children may participate with parental consent, but must be supervised. The driver may ask for a parent to accompany children.

Tickets for the experience can be purchased on the day from our Devil’s Bridge Booking Office.

All funds raised help with future Heritage projects.

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Vale of Rheidol Railway | Driver Experience


Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG

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