Drive a Loco

Ever wanted to be a train driver?...

Once upon a time every young boy aspired to be an engine driver - when the sights, sounds and smells evoked the glory days of travel by train. Now you can relive those bygone days when the most powerful steam locomotives in the land headed great named expresses like the 'South Yorkshireman' and the 'Master Cutler', as they raced to the capital. Today there is thankfully the opportunity to turn those dreams into reality and fulfil those childhood ambitions.  We offer Steam Train Experiences and Diesel Train Experiences.

More information about our Steam Driving Packages

More information about our Diesel Driving Packages

Our next running day

This Weekend
Two steam locomotives and our award-winning DMU in service this weekend.

9F 92214 3F "Jinty" 47406
Class 101 DMU
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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

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