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Basingstoke and District Model Engineering Society
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Public Rides

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The last two passengers take a ride on the final train of the day on a sunny summer afternoon.

Public hauling includes two laps of our track circuit where you will experience a non-stop run through the station at speed, with a total ride of just under 2000ft in length! Passenger carrying usually takes place between 11am and 4pm.

We are usually able to offer rides behind diesel or electrically powered locomotives and live steam locomotives. The diesel outline locomotives are usually electrically powered, some with authentic sound effects fitted, other diesel outline locomotives are petrol powered. The live steam locomotives are miniature versions of full size steam engines and burn coal and use water just like full size.

Public Running Dates 2018

MonthDateTimeFare
MarchSunday 18thCancelled due to weather
AprilSunday 8th
Also Traction Engine rides
11am to 4pm£1-50
MaySunday 6th11am to 4pm£1-50
JuneSunday 3rd11am to 4pm£1-50
JulySunday 1st11am to 4pm£1-50
AugustSunday 5th11am to 4pm£1-50
SeptemberSunday 2nd11am to 4pm£1-50
OctoberSunday 7th11am to 4pm£1-50
Saturday 27th Halloween Run2pm to 8pm£2-00
November
DecemberSunday 2nd11am to 4pm£1-50

Rides are always subject to availability and the weather*. Very occasionally we have to amend dates, those shown above are as up to date as possible. Because of the time it takes to raise steam and cool our steam locomotives, these engines are often not available first thing in the morning or approximately an hour before the last train. Please note, our steam locomotives are powered by burning real coal and therefore there may be risks of smut or spark emissions**.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

The use of cameras and camcorders whilst riding on our trains is not permitted. Failure to comply can cause derailments due to passengers loosing their balance risking injury to themselves and other passengers.

*B&DMES cannot be held responsible for withdrawal of running services due to such circumstances.

**Riders do so at their own risk and should wear suitable clothing and/or protection.


Engines often "On Shed"