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Gold Experience - £1300.00

The Gold Driver Experience course runs over five consecutive days from Monday to Friday and is based at our Engine workshops at Weybourne.

The course starts with two days in the classroom learning about locomotive theory and method of working on the railway. Third day practical experience of preparation of the loco followed by two days on the footplate out on our line.
Lunch will be provided and the days will be from 9:00 to 4:30.

Dates

Click here to check availability or purchase driver experiences online.

Here are the dates for the 2018 Gold Driver Experience Days.

Date:

5 March 2018

 

Bronze Experience - £450.00

Our bronze 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 bronze 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 3 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 some light refreshments will be provided. At the end of the session each participant is awarded a certificate as a souvenir of the day!

Dates

Click here to check availability or purchase driver experiences online.

Here are the dates for the 2018 Bronze Driver Experience Days.

Date:

4th June 2018

 

 

Standard Experience - £430

Our standard experience day gives you the opportunity to have a complete round trip over the full length of our line with a steam engine. You will alternate between driving and firing, spending 5 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 and experience the thrill of footplate life.

The journeys will cover the full length of our picturesque line, through coastal, wood and heathland scenery, taking in our stations at Sheringham, Weybourne, and Holt.

This package is offered on several dates throughout the year and we take six participants a day. Each participant may bring up to six guests.

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, before the first two participants rejoin the crew on the footplate for a full round trip. Meanwhile, the other participants will be given a guided tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds or travel behind in the support coach. After the first trip, the groups will swap over so that the next couple has an opportunity to drive and fire. At 12.30, there will be time for lunch.

The afternoon session starts at Weybourne at 13.30, where the remaining participants go on the footplate. The day will end with helping to dispose of the engine.

Helping to prepare and dispose of the locomotive is optional. Participants are welcome to take part in as much or as little as they like throughout the day, although you will each get only one round trip on the footplate.

Each participant receives a certificate of attendance. Early booking is advised as we only have a limited number of places each year and they have previously been booked up early. Booking details are at the bottom of this page.

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

Dates

Click here to check availability or purchase driver experiences online.

Here are the dates for the 2018 Driver Experience Days.

Date:

16 March 2018

23 March 2018

5 October 2018

12 October 2018

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. The contact details are below.

Should you wish to book the details of how this can be done are below.

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.

How to Book

If you are booking a Driver Experience as a gift or surprise for someone please contact us by phone with the Participants Full name

Online:

Click here to book a Driver Experience online. 

Telephone:

Call 01263 820800.

Open daily between 10 am and 4 pm.

All major credit and debit cards accepted.

 E-mail: 

enquiries@nnrailway.co.uk

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.