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Hand on the Throttle Experience (Diesel)

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any rail enthusiast!

Quick Details

Hands on the Throttle Ages 18+ Only

Operate a Historic Diesel-Electric Locomotive!

Under the supervision of an experienced engineer, you’ll see what it takes to operate an authentic 122-ton diesel locomotive. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows you to put your hand on the throttle as you operate the locomotive during a 60-minute experience. If you are searching for the next level gift for a railfan in your life, look no further than this amazing opportunity.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeve shirt
  • Eye and ear protection (provided)

Recommended Items

  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

Special Instructions

For additional information, or to make a reservation, please call 301-759-4400.

Attention: If you have a credit that you would like to apply from a previous reservation, do not proceed! You must call to make your new reservation or your credit card will be charged.