Enjoy a diesel train cab ride on one of Britain's finest light railways through the historic countryside of Kent, learning all about the heritage of this railway as you go. For this experience you will join the driver of the vintage diesel train in the cab as you take to the track for your very special train ride.
Of course, the trains are nothing like the diesel trains you see today. When the Kent and East Sussex Railway was taken over by British Railways in 1948, traction by internal combustion was becoming more common and the post-war era saw early railcars and diesel locos on this very line. Today the heritage railway uses diesels for shunting, engineers' trains, off peak passenger train services and emergency assistance too.
Being a classic diesel train, you'll have a great 'driver's eye view' from the panoramic window of the cab and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and get a real insight into diesel train driving operations and techniques. This is a truly memorable day out that doesn't end at the train terminus, as you have all day to take in the Colonel Stephens Museum and general goings on at the Kent and East Sussex Railway.