Come and have a whole day driving one of our steam engines - all to yourself!

We take you through the complete process of lighting up, raising steam and driving a train.


You can shunt carriages and wagons in the sidings, and  run them on the main line.

You also receive (as well as lunch!):

- a certificate of achievement


- a year's membership of the Railway.

Why not invite your family and friends for a ride while you take the controls!

If you are celebrating a birthday or other special occasion, you can combine driving an engine with a party in the engine shed.

Driver experience days are available for individuals and for groups of two, three or four.

The cost is £250 for one person and £50 for each extra person.

Click here for a booking form.

This is what one very satisfied customer thought of his day on the railway:


Hi Alan,


It was good to meet you today and thank you for the tour, etc.


I'm sure you're aware of it but I'd just like to state what exceptional hosts Paul and John are. I had a fabulous day and it included far more than I had expected. However it's safe to say that the day was enhanced by their company. Their friendly manner, informed guidance and stories of the history of the railway made the day even more special.


I plan to see you on a future Thursday evening when I hope my mediocre skill set can be put to some use. In the meantime thanks once again for one of the best, and most memorable, days I've had in a long time.


Regards Andy

West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, nr Preston PR4 6SP     

    Phone 01772 815 881