Driver Experience Courses

Have you ever wanted to learn to drive a steam engine?

The Kirklees Light Railway offers three different courses, making them an ideal present for a special occasion.

Whether you chose a one hour, two hour or one day course you can be sure of expert one to one tuition from one of our experienced drivers.

Book your course today and receive a Personalised Gift Voucher

Upon completing your course you will receive a Certificate to remember your day

Courses held on selected dates throughout the year, contact the Office for details.

Age restrictions apply (18 years+)

One Day Driver Experience Course
A special gift for a special occasion

As well as a chance to take the regulator of one of our larger engines. You will also learn how to handle one of our diesel engines and discover the mysteries of the role of the Guard.

14 Miles of Steam Driving – 4 Miles of Diesel Driving


One & Two Hour Driver Experience Courses
The chance to sample the thrill of Steam

Take to the footplate of one our smaller steam engines with one of our experienced engine drivers and learn how to fire and operate a steam locomotive first hand.

One Hour - £60                  Two Hour - £110