Project Description

Ultimate Steam Driving Experience – Gold £1,300

Time flies by when you’re the driver of a train…

A Five Day experience you will never forget!

  • You will spend two days learning the theory and methods…

  • One day practical Loco preparation…

  • Two days travelling on the footplate out on our line

  • Lunch provided each day


The Gold Driver Experience course runs over five consecutive days from Monday to Friday and is based at our Engine workshops at Weybourne.

The course starts with two days in the classroom learning about locomotive theory and method of working on the railway. Third day practical experience of preparation of the loco followed by two days on the footplate out on our line.
Lunch will be provided and the days will be from 9:00 to 4:30.

This package is offered on several dates throughout the year and we take six participants and their guests each day.

Early booking is advised as we only have a limited number of places each year and they have previously been booked up early.

Availability & Booking

You can check dates and availability using our online booking service, just click the BOOK NOW! button above or if you would like more information or have any queries, please do not hesitate to Contact Us; there may also be the opportunity to run additional driver experience days if there is sufficient interest.

Should you not wish to book online or if you are booking a Driver Experience as a gift or surprise for someone please contact us by telephone on 01263 820800 or email

Please note it is not possible to request a specific locomotive for one of our driver experience days.

We regret that due to organisational and administrative costs that all deposits are non-refundable, although wherever possible we will attempt to provide you with alternative dates. If dates are changed without a valid reason, and we are unable to fill the place left vacant, we reserve the right to charge a re-booking fee.

Driver Experiences are subject to the circumstances prevailing at the time and can be subject to change. The railway reserves the right to make short notice alterations for technical or operational reasons. It is possible that changes are made due to circumstances beyond our control, however, we will always try to keep within the terms of the offers as stated. We always do our best to monitor and maintain the high standards of our Driver Experience Days.

Safety is paramount at all times, please do nothing that might compromise this. Please be aware that, due to legal and insurance restrictions, only persons between the ages of 18 and 70 are allowed to participate in these experiences.

Please note that all train services and attractions are subject to amendment or cancellation without notice. The NNR cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.