Be a ‘Driver for a Fiver’ and support Marie Curie Cancer Care (Mar 2015)

Be a ‘Driver for a Fiver’ and support Marie Curie Cancer Care (Mar 2015)

Moors Valley Railway is offering visitors the opportunity to be a ‘Driver for a Fiver’ and drive a real steam engine to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care this weekend.

Located at the heart of Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood, the Moors Valley Railway is the south’s longest fully-signalled narrow gauge railway. The engine driving opportunity is part of a special Open Weekend on 21 and  22 March. Over the weekend a £5 donation will entitle budding train drivers to a short instruction period followed by the chance to drive the recently refurbished locomotive ‘Talos’ along a section of track to Kingsmere Station.

A special train timetable will operate over the weekend featuring at least five engines including demonstration freight trains and shunting displays. And, as well as trackside activities, you can explore the engine shed, workshops and yard where the railway staff will be on hand to answer questions and explain how the railway really works.

The Railway’s Open Weekend runs from 10.45am to 4pm on 21 and 22 March, and ‘Driver for a Fiver’ will operate on a first come first served basis throughout both days. Please note age restrictions apply. For more information call  01425 471415 or go to

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Editors’ Notes

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides are and support for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year. For more information go to