Steam Driver Experience – Silver £750

A half-day course featuring TWO complete round trips over the full length of our line on one of our impressive steam locomotives

  • You will alternate between driving and firing, spending 11 miles doing each
  • Practice the art of starting and stopping smoothly with a of passenger carriages
  • Includes a guided tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds
  • Each participant may bring up to six guests (additional charge applies)
  • These are not courses and there is no examination. You just enjoy yourself!

Our silver 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 steam locomotives at the head of a train between Sheringham and Holt. You will drive one trip and fire one trip 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 Sheringham at 9.00 where participants are welcomed with a bacon roll and mug of tea before meeting the engine crew and climbing aboard the footplate for two full round trips with a private train of passenger carriages to Holt and back.  There’s then time for a light lunch before catching the train to Weybourne for a guided tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds before returning to Sheringham. The session ends the presentation of a certificate as a souvenir of the day.

Participants may bring up to six guests to spectate (they will not be able to ride on the footplate) but they arrive at 11.00am travel in one of the carriages on the train, enjoy lunch and join the guided tour. Guests are charged at £25 each.

Afternoon sessions start at 12.30 at Sheringham for participants and their guests. After checking in, you will travel by train to Weybourne to take a look behind the scenes on a tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds. After travelling back to Sheringham, participants will meet the engine crew on the footplate followed by the chance to drive and fire the locomotive hauling a private train of passenger carriages during two return trips to Holt. Guests can ride in one of the carriages of the train during the first of these trips and have free time in Sheringham while participants complete the second run. The afternoon ends with tea and cake for participants along with the presentation of a souvenir certificate. Guests are charged at £25 each.

Early booking is advised as spaces are strictly limited.

2024  

Fri 22 Mar

Morning                9.00 – 14.15  – One space remaining

Afternoon             12.30 – 17.20 – One space remaining

Fri 26 Apr

Morning                9.00 – 14.15  – FULLY BOOKED

Afternoon              12.30 – 17.20  – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 24 May

Morning               9.00 – 14.15 – FULLY BOOKED

Afternoon           12.30 – 17.20 – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 27 Sept

Morning                9.00 – 14.15 – FULLY BOOKED

Afternoon           12.30 – 17.20 – FULLY BOOKED

Mon 30 Sept

Morning                9.00 – 14.15  – FULLY BOOKED

Afternoon           12.30 – 17.20 – FULLY BOOKED

Friday 4 Oct

Morning                9.00 – 14.15 – FULLY BOOKED

Afternoon           12.30 – 17.20 – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 11 Oct

Morning                9.00 – 14.15 – FULLY BOOKED

Afternoon              12.30 – 17.20 – FULLY BOOKED

Mon 21 Oct

Morning                9.00 – 14.15 – FULLY BOOKED

Afternoon              12.30 – 17.20 – FULLY BOOKED