Project Description

Steam Driver Experience – Silver £450

Ride on the footplate, there and back and there and back again!

TWO complete round trips over the full length of our line in the evening on one of our impressive steam engines.

  • You will alternate between driving and firing, spending 10 miles, a whole round trip, 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 silver experience gives you the opportunity to have two complete round trips over the full length of our picturesque line with a steam engine on its own (i.e. without a train) working the engine between Sheringham and Holt. You will drive one trip and fire one trip spending 10 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.

The silver experience is offered on several dates throughout the year and starts late afternoon after our normal service trains have stopped running. We are able to accommodate 2 participants each day. You will receive a day travel pass which enables you to travel on the railway during the same day.

The session begins at Sheringham at around 17.00 finishing at around 21.00. Whilst participants are waiting for their turn a hot beverage and a slice of cake will be provided. At the end of the session each participant is awarded a certificate as a souvenir of the day!

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; there may also be the opportunity to run additional driver experience days if there is sufficient interest.

Should you not wish to book online or if you are booking a Driver Experience as a gift or surprise for someone please contact us by telephone on 01263 820800 or email

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

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.

Driver Experiences are subject to the circumstances prevailing at the time and can be subject to change. The railway reserves the right to make short notice alterations for technical or operational reasons. It is possible that changes are made due to circumstances beyond our control, however, we will always try to keep within the terms of the offers as stated. We always do our best to monitor and maintain the high standards of our Driver Experience Days.

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.

Please note that all train services and attractions are subject to amendment or cancellation without notice. The NNR cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.