Due to the confined environment of our locomotives, it is necessary
to take the physical build of anyone wishing to partake in a Driver
Experience course into consideration. Therefore a maximum height
and weight restriction for each participant must apply. Please do not
be offended when our sales team ask for this information at the time of
booking the course. If you are purchasing a Driver Experience course as
a gift, we will still require this information before we are able to proceed
with the booking. Our staff will also ask about the general physical and
mental health of the course participant. This is to ensure their safety
and the safety of the driver. It may be necessary to decline the
acceptance of a participant on the day of the course if the information
provided is found to be inaccurate.
Whilst we make every effort to provide our customers with the very best
service, there are certain dates and times of the year when Driver
Experiences courses cannot be operated.
Therefore to avoid disappointment, please call our sales team or check
our website for availability.
Driver Experience Courses are open to anyone who is over the age of
18 years and is physically fit. Please be advised that the participant will
be driving in a relatively confined space.
No previous experience is required to participate in our Taster, Silver,
Diesel or Signaller’s Day. Gold and Bespoke courses(depending on the
individual requirements) are only open to anyone who has completed
a Silver Course in the past.
The participant will require overalls or warm clothing, strong, enclosed
shoes or boots (no trainers) and a coat or jacket. We will provide heavy
duty gloves but you are welcome to bring your own.
Participants who have particular dietary requirements must advise us in
advance and our Café staff will be more than happy to accommodate you.
We ask that all courses are paid for in full at the time of booking.
We accept cheques, made payable to the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch
Railway or payment can be made by telephone with a credit or debit card,
or purchased on-line from our shop. You will then receive written
confirmation of your booking.
If you are purchasing a course as a surprise gift, don’t worry, we go to all
sorts of lengths to keep the secret! Just advise us at the time of booking.