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
|March||Sunday 18th||Cancelled due to weather|
Also Traction Engine rides
|11am to 4pm||£1-50|
|May||Sunday 6th||11am to 4pm||£1-50|
|June||Sunday 3rd||11am to 4pm||£1-50|
|July||Sunday 1st||11am to 4pm||£1-50|
|August||Sunday 5th||11am to 4pm||£1-50|
|Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th Miniature Steam Gala||10am to 4:30pm||£2-00|
|September||Sunday 2nd||11am to 4pm||£1-50|
|October||Sunday 7th||11am to 4pm||£1-50|
|Saturday 27th Halloween Run||2pm to 8pm||£2-00|
|December||Sunday 2nd||11am 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.