Diesel Driver Experience
750 Horsepower to Share
For 2 People
Would like to share the experience of driving a broad-gauge diesel-electric locomotive?
Then the VGR's Diesel Driver Experience Package for 2 is for you!
Y Class Diesel Electric - in Victorian Railways Blue & Gold.
The day is all yours as you meet your friendly crew who will take you through the process of preparing and starting the diesel locomotive and putting together a typical freight train. As you sit high in the cab, you'll get to assist with shunting and then it's off to Castlemaine with you at the controls.
You'll feel the gentle vibration of the diesel engine and hear the throaty roar as the engine works hard up and down the hills. On the return leg, you'll get to swap places and assist the guard with safe-working duties and then monitor the train's progress from the guards van.
The locomotive hauling you'll be driving is an ex Victorian Railway's Y-class locomotive - similar to locomotives still in service on the mainline in Victoria.
The 750 Horsepower to Share Package is $750 (incl. GST) per person
Included in the course fee is:
When can the Experience take place?
The Diesel Driver Experience can be enjoyed on any day when we are not running passenger services, i.e not on Sundays, Wednesdays, Saturdays during School Holidays or on Special Event Weekends. Bookings may be limited during the summer fire danger period months (December - March).
With confirmation of your booking, you will receive a set of course notes to read through before attending the experience
Map & Line Gradient Chart of the VGR
Located near Maldon Station is Maldon's Eaglehawk Motel (ph 03 5475 2750). The VGR recommends this Motel should you be seeking accommodation.
For more information
Please complete the Enquiry Form on our Contact Us Page
arrange a date for a friend or relative
- the experience makes an exciting, unique and memorable gift !
Don't Just Ride It - Drive It!!