Drive a steam locomotive on the
Chemin de Fer Touristique du Tarn
||Are you a railway enthusiast ?
Are you on holidays in France, or living in France ?
Discover the loving Tarn country when driving an
authentic steam locomotive from Saint Lieux-lès-Lavaur
to Les Martels not far from Toulouse and Albi.
CFTT offers you the possibility of driving a typical
0-4-0 T French Decauville steam locomotive, or a 0-6-0 T
Belgian Couillet steam locomotive ! You will live again
the Belle Époque of steam tramways time when narrow
gauge lines ran in France !
Join us for a day during which you will learn some of
the basic skills required to drive a steam locomotive.
As the day progresses you will have several
opportunities to develop your skills, culminating in the
passenger trains driving experience
9 a.m. The day starts at the depot when
you meet the instructors for the day. A quick course on
steam locomotives will be carried out! After the
theorical introduction, under the eye of an experienced
instructor, you prepare the locomotive together with
your instructor, you fire it and you wait until the
pressure is sufficient. Then you will take the controls
and learn how to move off and stop smoothly. When you
have mastered the basic techniques you will start
shunting the steam locomotive along our line.
12 a.m. Lunch is of course provided and
you will enjoy our canteen inside our depot! You will
have your lunch with the railway staff... a nice time to
talk about trains!
2 p.m. The “big time” starts! You will
drive all the passengers trains from Saint Lieux to Les
Martels and back under the careful supervision of your
6.30 p.m. last passenger train. The
loco will gain the depot. You will range the passenger
carriages, lot of shunting operation will be provided!
7 p.m. end of the day! At the end of
the day you are presented with a certificate of
PRICE 2017 : 150 €
WHAT IS INCLUDED :
- A full day on a steam locomotive.
- Also included is a visit to the locomotive yard,
repair shed and depot.
- One-year membership.
- A‘Certificate of Achievement’.
- A lunch with steam team and line staff at the depot.
- A free trip pass for your family.
A FEW WORDS ...
- You must book in advance (3 weeks at least).
- Overalls, gloves and boots are not provided. Remember
you will need to wear strong, sensible footwear.Our
instructors cannot permit anyone to take part in this
course without the correct safety wear.
- Le Chemin de fer Touristique du Tarn reserves the
right to alter dates prior to booking. If train could
not run because dry weather, technical problem, etc. the
CFTT will offer another date for the driving experience.
- If you cancel your reservation, no refund is
available. A new date can be proposed if possible..
- Your training period may be interrupted if your
condition/behaviour is not compatible with our safety
- Only one person follow the training on a single day.
- A little French vocabulary is recommended but not
HOW TO BOOK : Fully
booked for 2017 season
For further details or to make a booking, call our
office at Toulouse: telephone 00.33.5.61.47.44.52. (we
speak some English) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. When
you call, if you find an answering machine, please wait
until the end of the message (in French) then you can
record your message. Please don’t forget to indicate
your name, address, and telephone number. This number
must be very clear, if not we cannot contact you.
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