Driver for a Tenner

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Created by Dean Mortlock

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore

Ever thought what it would be like to take the controls of a locomotive? Well you can! With East Somerset Railway’s Driver for a Tenner.

For just £10, one of their drivers will welcome you onto the footplate of their locomotives at the sidings by the Engine Shed. They will show you the wonderful dials and controls and what it takes to drive one of these beautiful feats of engineering. Then blow the whistle and away you go, absorbing the thrill of driving a real locomotive!

Driver for a Tenner is run on a first come first served basis, so you do not need to book ahead. If you would like to buy a gift voucher please go to, otherwise you can pay the driver on the day. To take part in Driver for a Tenner please make your way to the sidings by the Engine Shed and their crew will be waiting to show you the amazing joy of driving a locomotive.

The general advice is that children under 5 years old are likely to be a bit frightened, so they do not recommend Driver for a Tenner for them. Children between 5 and 16 years old are welcome to have a go providing they are accompanied by a responsible adult and it is always at the Driver’s discretion. Please speak with the Driver beforehand if you have any questions.

CRANMORE – East Somerset Railway
April 22