Diesel Driver Experience
The Dynamic Diesel Package
For 1 Person
Would like to drive a broad-gauge diesel-electric locomotive?
Then the VGR Diesel Driver Experience Package is for you!
Y Class Diesel Electric - in Victorian Railways Blue & Gold.
Driving a diesel locomotive is something that you'll be able to boast about to your family and friends. You'll get to work with the instructing crew to carry out the various mechanical inspections and then to start the mighty diesel engine.
From there, you'll be working closely with the guard as you move the engine round the yard, putting your freight train together. After a refreshing cuppa, it's time to depart for Castlemaine with you at the controls of the Genuine Victorian Railway's Y-class locomotive.
At Castlemaine, you'll have the chance to assist the signalman while the locomotive changes ends. After lunch with the crew, it's time to climb back in to the driver's seat for the return journey to Maldon.
The Dynamic Diesel Package is $1300 (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
[A total of 34 km]
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!!