Drive a steam train for a day- Sommes/Amiens area.

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Drive a steam train for a day- Sommes/Amiens area.

Post by Fitter » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:21 am

I wandered on to this website somehow - very interesting, museum, working locomotives all run by volunteers.

http://www.appeva.org/votre-journee-sur-la-locomotive/

9:00 am: Arrival at the P'tit train depot, team presentation, safety training.
9:30 am: Preparation and lighting of the locomotive: sweeping, cleaning, etc.
12 noon: Meal in common with the volunteers.
1:00 p.m .: Lubrication of the locomotive and head of the train.
2:00 p.m .: First departure, circulation until 6:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. according to schedules.
6:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m .: Storage of the train and locomotive at the depot, end around 6:30 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

Price is apparently only €115
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Post by mysty » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:52 pm

Sounds like a good day out, have you been yet?
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Re: Drive a steam train for a day- Sommes/Amiens area.

Post by Loiseau » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:33 pm

Wow, great idea for a present!

I have been on the train (not on the footplate though!), and it is a fun ride through field and forest.
More info https://www.visit-somme.com/ptit-train- ... 080fs0002c

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Re: Drive a steam train for a day- Sommes/Amiens area.

Post by Fitter » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:23 am

mysty wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:52 pm
Sounds like a good day out, have you been yet?
No - too far for us for a trip out thanks - just posted it for general interest
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Post by mysty » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:36 pm

Fitter wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:23 am
mysty wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:52 pm
Sounds like a good day out, have you been yet?
No - too far for us for a trip out thanks - just posted it for general interest
That's a shame its so far :P
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