Project Description

Steam Driver Experience – Silver £575

Enjoy two complete round trips driving and firing an historic steam locomotive

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

  • 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!

BACK TO EXPERIENCES

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 Weybourne at 07.30, where participants will help to prepare the engine for the day. When steam has been built up 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 drive and fire 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 on the footplate) 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.