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At The Throttle: Diesel

Opportunities with the Southern 6133 are limited to January 21, January 28, and February 11, 2023

Available Dates/Times:

SOLD OUT January 21
8:30 – 9:00 a.m., 9:15 – 9:45 a.m., 3:15 – 3:45 p.m., 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

January 28
8:30 – 9:00 a.m., 9:15 – 9:45 a.m., 10:00 – 10:30 a.m., 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., 1:45 – 2:15 p.m., 2:30 – 3:00 p.m., 3:15 – 3:45 p.m., 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

February 11
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. (sold out), 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. (sold out), 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. (sold out), 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost:

$285 plus tax and fees for members
$300 plus tax and fees for non-members

1 ticket per time slot

Tickets have limited availability and could sell out so don’t wait to book your experience!

At The Throttle Diesel: Southern 6133 

January 21, 28 & February 11, 2023

At the Throttle: Diesel is back for 2023, starting with limited opportunities to be “At The Throttle” of Southern Railway FP-7 No. 6133, one of the museum’s most popular diesel locomotives.

Put yourself in the engineer’s seat of Southern Railway FP-7 No. 6133!  The 6133 was built in 1950 and pulled both freight and passenger trains for the Southern Railway.  It has become one of the museum’s most popular locomotives pulling passenger trains, but rarely is it used for “At the Throttle” experiences.   This is your chance to operate this beautiful streamlined locomotive!

After a quick safety briefing and instruction on how to operate the locomotive, climb aboard for your turn to ride down the rails!  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your selected time for a safety orientation session. Participants must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.  Upon checking in at the Barber Junction Visitor Center, you will be given an identification sticker and will be directed to the location where the experience takes place.  Please be prepared to sign a liability release form prior to your session and show your driver’s license as identification. Clothing appropriate to a working rail yard should be worn at all times.  Jeans/overalls/long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and boots are required. Participants wishing to have their picture taken should bring a camera. Admission to the museum is included in the ticket price for the “At The Throttle” participant.  Anyone accompanying the participant must pay museum admission.

Note:  This experience is not ADA accessible. Participant must be able to pull him/herself up from the ground by holding onto railings on the side of locomotive while climbing vertical stairs up the side of the locomotive, then enter the locomotive cab through the side door.  The event takes place rain or shine, and there are no refunds or exchanges.

 
Join us for this once in a lifetime experience that any rail fan will love. Do it for yourself or purchase as a gift for your favorite rail fan.  It’s a perfect Christmas gift idea!

Opportunities with the Southern 6133 are limited to January 21, January 28, February 11, 2023

Tickets have limited availability and could sell out so don’t wait to book your experience

Available Dates/Times:

January 21
8:30 – 9:00 a.m., 9:15 – 9:45 a.m., 3:15 – 3:45 p.m., 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

January 28

8:30 – 9:00 a.m., 9:15 – 9:45 a.m., 10:00 – 10:30 a.m., 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., 1:45 – 2:15 p.m., 2:30 – 3:00 p.m., 3:15 – 3:45 p.m., 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

February 11
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. (sold out), 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. (sold out), 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. (sold out), 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost:

$285 plus tax and fees for members
$300 plus tax and fees for non-members

1 ticket per time slot