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Engine driver on trial

Are you keen on knowing what an engine driver in work feels like? With us your childhood dreams may come true. Right within the ride of a steam or diesel train on the JHMD lines you may observe and enjoy another working day of a driver and a fireman in their cab.

The offer of JHMD includes therefore newly services of the driver’s cab ride. The service is offered on both steam and diesel engines for persons from 18 years of age.


Route: J. Hradec – N. Bystřice

Time of setting and departure is specified within the reservation according to the timetable. 

Duration: according to the selected route and train, approx. 2 hrs (always only the selected route section is concerned)

No of persons: max. 1 (from 18 years; no children under 18 allowed)

Price: 4900,- Kč

Your schedule:

Within the ride you will be standing in the driver’s cab and you may observe preparing the engine before the service, its service during the ride, refilling the water and/or coal. Upon arrival to the destination station your shift ends, and you may simply go home, or flush the coal dust with a chilled beer, or enjoy new experiences with another narrow gauge train.

The package includes:

  • 2 hours driver’s shift on one of our steam engines: U 46.001 (built 1956), U 47. 001 (built 1907), U 37. 002 (built 1898), U 46.101 (built 1953)

  • you obtain a certificate “Steam engine driver on trial” 

  • the certificate is valid as a daily ticket for all the JHMD trains on the lines Jindřichův Hradec – Nová Bystřice and Jindřichův Hradec - Obrataň on the issue date

The package does not include: transfer to the departure station, additional services 

Service is provided within period: June – September 

Accompanying: not allowed

Health condition: a good condition necessary, you need to be prepared to standing in a dusty and hot environment, not suitable for allergic persons

Dress code: comfortable clothing, dark colour and firm shoes recommended; consider getting dirty as the steam engine carries coal which generates dust etc.

Notes:

You run the train on your own risk – in case of any injury the sole responsibility of the voucher owner is involved. JHMD is not responsible for any damage or loss of clothing or other belongings brought by the person onto the engine. Before the ride you must undergo mandatory security training and sign the education and agreed transport conditions.

In case of any operational difficulties or any unexpected technical failures the cab ride may be aborted; in this case the voucher holder will be offered an alternative date, or another compensating service.

The cab ride may be also aborted in case that the voucher holder does not obey the driver’s hints given for security reasons in the railway transport or for the sake of safety of persons on the engine, or if the voucher holder arbitrarily intervenes controlling or driving the engine. In this case the service will be aborted immediately by the driver, with no right of compensation.

Upon starting the ride, the voucher holder obtains a folder with basic information on the service, on the narrow gauge railway, on its vehicles, and the certificate “Steam engine driver on trial”.

Contact person: Lucie Nováková
Tel: +420 608 812 962, e-mail: 
novakova@jhmd.cz

Route: J. Hradec – N. Bystřice and retour, J. Hradec – Obrataň and retour

Time of setting and departure is specified within the reservation according to the timetable.

Duration: according to the selected route and train, approx. 3-4 hrs (always one pair of trains on the selected route is concerned)

No of persons: max. 1 (from 18 years; no children under 18 allowed)

Price: 2300,- Kč

Your schedule:

You will check and see the driver’s cab in the engine (with its controlling board), and after short safety training you will be explained the operating mode of the controlling board (engine not operating). Within the ride you will be standing in the driver’s cab on his left-hand side and you will enjoy observing the engine driving and the route. Upon return to the depot (after the 3-4 hrs as to the ordered route) your shift ends, and you may simply go home, or for example down a few pints of beer with the railway crew.

The package includes:

  • 2-4 hours driver’s shift on a diesel engine class T 47 or a motor coach class M27

  • certificate “Diesel engine driver on trial” 

The package does not include: transfer to the departure station, additional services

Service is provided within period: all the year round

Accompanying: allowed only for voucher holders under 18 years of age

Health condition: a good condition necessary, you need to be prepared to standing along the ride 

Dress code: comfortable clothing, dark colour and firm shoes recommended

Notes:

You run the train on your own risk – in case of any injury the sole responsibility of the voucher owner is involved. JHMD is not responsible for any damage or loss of clothing or other belongings brought by the person onto the engine. Before the ride you must undergo mandatory security training and sign the education and agreed transport conditions. 

In case of any operational difficulties or any unexpected technical failures the cab ride may be aborted; in this case the voucher holder will be offered an alternative date, or another compensating service.

The cab ride may be also aborted in case that the voucher holder does not obey the driver’s hints given for security reasons in the railway transport or for the sake of safety of persons on the engine, or if the voucher holder arbitrarily intervenes controlling or driving the engine. In this case the service will be aborted immediately by the driver, with no right of compensation.

Upon starting the ride, the voucher holder obtains a folder with basic information on the service, on the narrow gauge railway, on its vehicles, and the certificate “Diesel engine driver on trial”.

Contact person: Lucie Nováková
Tel: +420 608 812 962, e-mail: 
novakova@jhmd.cz