Project Description

Diesel Driving Experience – £195/£350

Step into the shoes of a diesel driver

A complete round trip over the full length of our line with a diesel engine.

  • BRONZE DIESEL EXPERIENCE – An evening run from Sheringham to Holt and back

  • SILVER DIESEL EXPERIENCE – a half day featuring two return trips (one as secondman and one driving) plus a guided tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds
  • All you need to know with expert tuition

  • These are not courses and there is no examination. You just enjoy yourself!

BACK TO EXPERIENCES

Our Diesel Driver experiences give you the opportunity to be at the controls for over the full length of our picturesque line between Sheringham and Holt.

SILVER DIESEL EXPERIENCE – £195

This experience gives you  a taste of being a secondman and of driving during a return journey between Sheringham and Holt. Climb aboard a powerful diesel locomotive (on its own, without a train) for the 11 mile trip.

You will alternate between being a secondman and of driving, spending 5.5 miles doing each and learning about the workings of the engine and the railway under the guidance of a fully qualified crew.

The silver experience is offered on several dates throughout the year and starts in the late afternoon. We are able to accommodate 2 participants each day. You will receive a day travel pass which enables you to travel on the railway earlier during the same day.

The session begins at Sheringham at around 18.00 with a welcoming drink and a slice of cake before participants join the crew in the cab of the locomotive. At the end of the session each participant is awarded a certificate as a souvenir of the evening.

Early booking is advised as spaces are strictly limited.

GOLD DIESEL EXPERIENCE – £350

Our gold diesel experience gives you the opportunity to have two complete round trips over the full length of our picturesque line working one of our magnificently-restored diesel locomotives at the head of a train between Sheringham and Holt. You will drive one trip and be secondman for the other, spending 11 miles doing each. You will learn about the workings of the engine and the operation of our railway under the guidance of our fully qualified crew.

This package is offered on several dates throughout the year and we take two participants and their guests on each half-day experience.

The morning session begins at Weybourne at around 08.30, where participants will help to prepare the engine for the day. There will be a short break for refreshments and a guided tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds before the two participants rejoin the crew on the footplate for two full round trips. The session ends with a light lunch and the presentation of a certificate as a souvenir of the day

The afternoon session starts at Weybourne with lunch and a guided tour followed by the chance to be secondman and driver on the locomotive during two return trips. Participants can then help to dispose of the engine if they wish and will receive a souvenir certificate.

Participants may bring up to six guests to spectate (they will not be able to ride in the cab) but they travel on the train, join the guided tour and enjoy lunch. Guests are charged at £25 each.

Early booking is advised as spaces are strictly limited.

Availability & Booking

Please telephone on 01263 820800 (Option 4 then 1) to check availability and book a space on a Driver Experience. You can also purchase a voucher allowing the recipient to make their choice from available dates – ideal for Christmas or Birthday presents.

Participants must be aged between 18 and 70 and reasonably physically fit in order to undertake this experience.

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