Railway Experiences on the K&ESR
There was a time when every little boy wanted to be an engine driver. Now grown up boys - and girls - can do just that and experience the power and majesty of steam through the experiences offered on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
We've a range of fantastic gifts for a special occasion, or perhaps just an opportunity to indulge in a childhood dream! Whether you're buying for yourself with a specific date in mind or you're stuck for a unique and memorable gift, look no further.....
Our Gift Vouchers are available all year round - just choose one that suits your budget and book for prompt dispatch. We offer a range of experiences but if you'd like an activity that we've not listed please get in touch
NON FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCES
CAB & FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCES
- Diesel Observation Train Cab Ride
- Steam Locomotive Footplate Taster
- Railway Experience Day
- Steam Locomotive Advanced Driving Course
Read what recent participants have written about their day....
"Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed last Saturday on the' Behind The Scenes Experience'.
Jim, our guide, was both informative and entertaining, but always had our safety in mind. The signal box visit at Rolvendon was extremely interesting and brought home the responsibility that the signalman had in keeping trains moving safely. Everybody we met were pleasant and helpful and willing to share their knowledge and experiences.
I can't think of any improvements that can be made to the day as it met all of my expectations.
I am looking forward to the day when the K&ESR runs into Robertsbridge again. This link with main network will further enhance the appeal of the line and, hopefully, give it a massive boost to it's fortunes. Let's hope that that day is not too far away.
I have already passed on my thanks to Jim on the day, but would you please formerly record my satisfaction through your normal channels.
I wish the K&ESR and all of it's staff and volunteers every good wish for the future.
Thanks again and best regards,
"I would like to thank all at Kent & East Sussex Railway for the warm welcome you all gave me when I atended your railway engine driving course. I did not know quite what to expect of the day but it turned out to be really good and interesting, it much exceeded my expectations in all ways. All the staff were very patient with us at all times no matter how stupid we were and also answered all our questions with keenness I could not fault in any way. The meal was also top class, fit for a king and so much of it too and we nearly drowned in all the tea all day long! I would not hesitate to recommend this day to anyone, well worth the cost".
"I write to express my gratitude for the driving course held last Friday. From start to finish it was a most excellent day, which was brought about by its friendliness, competance and teaching expertise of the team, they deserve the highest praise.
Thanks also to the catering staff for a first class meal which complimented the teaching.
A most enjoyable and intsructive day which I shall remember for ever".