Enjoy a relaxing journey along the Dean Forest Railway behind one of our steam locomotives.
Brake Van Special
The ultimate socially-distanced way to authentically experience the Dean Forest Railway
- Veranda behind the 08 loco 'Gladys' Up to 6 people
- Veranda behind the Class 14 loco D9521 Up to 6 people
Enjoy a private tour of the Dean Forest Railway!
Join us for a special journey through the Forest in one of our restored brake vans, hauled by a heritage diesel locomotive, to experience the wind in your hair as you experience life as a goods guard back in the time when the Forest’s railways were a vital transport route for freight.
You and your party (up to 6 people) will have a veranda (one end of the brake van) to yourself for a round trip of our line. First, a non-stop run to Lydney Junction, followed by a journey through the forest north to Parkend, where you will be able to see the locomotive run round, before returning to Norchard to complete your approximately 100-minute journey. The brake van will be thoroughly cleaned between trips for your safety. Unfortunately, this experience is unsuitable for under 12’s.