Project Description

Steam Driving Experience – Bronze £395

An evening with an experienced crew aboard the footplate . . .

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

  • You will alternate between driving and firing, spending 5.5 miles doing each.

  • Includes a travel pass for the day.

  • Hot beverage and slice of cake provided in the evening.

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


Our bronze experience gives you  a taste of driving and firing during a return journey over the full length of our picturesque line from Sheringham and Holt. Climb aboard a steam engine (on its own, without a train) for the 11 mile trip.

You will alternate between driving and firing, 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 bronze 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 driver and fireman on the footplate 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.

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.