Do you know someone who has always dreamed of being at the controls of a powerful and authentic diesel locomotive?
The Bellarine Railway offers the opportunity to drive an English Electric Diesel locomotive dating back to the mid 20th century.
No previous railway knowledge is required and our instructing Drivers will tailor the experience to ensure you get the most of your time with us. Under the guidance and instruction of our experienced crew, the participant will be familiarised with all the safety and train management skills required to make your experience enjoyable and safe. A light engine run within the Queenscliff yard limits is included to get the hang of things and may involve making up the train by selecting passenger carriages from the yard.
We encourage family and friends to join in the experience by acting as your passengers for the 33km journey between Queenscliff and Drysdale. During the journey you will drive on various track gradients and be shown how to control the locomotive. A couple of stops will be made at suitable locations on the route to enable your family and friends to take photographs or to record video footage.
The day finishes back at Queenscliff and once everyone has exited the train, there will be time to take some final photos as the instructing driver presents a framed Certificate of Achievement and souvenir pack to the participant.
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The day commences at 9.30am and concludes at approximately 4:00pm.
Experiences can be enjoyed on any day when we are not running scheduled passenger services, other pre-booked charter services or special events.
Up to 4 passengers are included, with small fare of $10pp for extra guests.
The participant is require by law to have a zero blood alcohol level at all stages of the Driver Experience. Please note that terms and conditions apply.