Welcome to part 2 of the Driving and Firing Experience offered by the Watercress Line. My opportunity to do something that I’d wanted to do since I was a child!
Drive a steam engine!!
There were three trainees that afternoon, guided by an excellent Watercress Line driver and fireman. The podcast starts as we reach Ropley after an uphill climb from Alresford.
This episode takes you from our arrival into Ropley, on to Medstead and then all the way back down the hill, through Ropley and on to Alresford.
You can learn, as we did, from the driving instructions and also from the informal conversation as we move between the stations.
It was a lovely early autumn afternoon – lots of sunshine.
If you’d like to try the Firing and Driving Experience, or love someone who would, click here. It is a wonderful three hour experience.
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Join me in two weeks for part 3 of the Driving and Firing experience in the series Life on the Watercress Line.
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