Waverley Route “driver for a fiver”

Ever wanted to take the controls of a railway locomotive yourself, or drive on the legendary Waverley Route high on the wild hills of southern Scotland? Well now you can!

On Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September the WRHA will be offering “Driver for a Fiver” footplate experience turns on ex- Army Ruston diesel shunter no. 110 over our running line at Whitrope. Under the guidance of our expert staff, you’ll learn how to safely operate the locomotive before taking it for a run down the line, working the controls and the brakes all by yourself!

The event is open to anyone 18 years of age or older (sorry, under 16s can’t travel in the driving cab). If you don’t fancy taking the controls yourself, we can also offer rides in the loco cab with our own staff in the driving seat.

Demand is expected to be high, so we recommend you email us on info@wrha.org.uk with your preferred day and time and we’ll aim to book you a timed slot. The centre will be open from 10am till 4pm on both day, with the heritage centre and buffet car in operation throughout. We look forward to welcoming you.

Waverley Route Heritage Association – http://www.wrha.org.uk and http://waverleyrouteha.wordpress.com

Whitrope Heritage Centre, Whitrope, Hawick, Roxburghshire. TD9 9TY

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Posted August 17, 2011 by presnews in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News