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Author Topic: Drive A Locomotive on the Wensleydale Railway (UK)  (Read 1030 times)
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« on: May 30, 2008, 01:06:24 pm »

While I'm afraid I know nothing about Wensleydale except for their famous cheese (insert obligatory Wallace & Gromit reference here), SF members in the UK may find this to be quite an interesting experience.  markf 

"The Wensleydale Historical Railway in North Yorkshire ... maintains a number of vintage locomotives and rolling stock including a 1960s-era Class 101 trainset. Parts of the line date back to 1848, but passenger service began to decline in the mid 1950s and freight service ceased entirely in 1992.  Passenger service resumed in 2003, and five stations along the line have re-opened. The Railway now owns a number of diesels, diesel multiple units and even several electric multiple units. Trains run three times a day, with daily service throughout the summer months".

"If you're the sort who likes to take control of the action, the railway offers a day long driver experience course that includes a safety briefing, instruction and a supervised driving experience on a diesel multiple unit train, along with breakfast and lunch. The cost is £225, which is reasonable for the opportunity to drive a 32.5 tonne DMU."

http://www.retrothing.com/2008/05/drive-a-locomot.html
http://www.wensleydalerailway.com/
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