Project Description

Guard Experience Day – £150

Take part in the operation of our regular service trains on selected dates throughout the year!


An experience not to be missed!

  • All you need to know with expert tuition.

  • Working under close supervision

  • A full day – refreshments provided.


Come and join us for a Guards Experience Day accompanying a NNR Guard for a day (0845 – 1700) when a full service will be running.

Your host Guard will introduce and explain the role of the Guards regarding safety awareness, train preparation, station working and commercial duties.

You will accompany the Guard as train preparation inspection is carried out to ensure the train is fit to enter service. Train load details will need to be calculated and advised to the loco crew. Working arrangements will also need to be agreed with loco crew, station staff and Travelling Ticket Inspectors.

Working under close supervision you can assist with station duties regarding train despatch and operation.

You will need to be between 18-70 and be reasonably fit as the day will include some climbing on and off vehicles from track level on ballasted ground.

Suitable refreshment will be provided and you will receive a memento of your visit.

Price includes 1 year membership of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society, the supporting charity of the North Norfolk Railway.

Please note in order for you to enjoy a fulfilling and practical experience day, we are limiting bookings to 2 people per day.

Why not book with a friend or loved one and enjoy this exciting day together.

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

Should you not wish to book online or if you are booking a Signalling Experience as a gift or surprise for someone please Contact Us

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.

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.