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.

 

Update - August 2021

There is only restricted availability on our driver experiences until the end of the year. 2022s dates will be released in November 2021 for booking.

 

More information about our Steam Driving Packages

More information about our Diesel Driving Packages

 

Our next running day

Santa & Winter Wonderlights

Our Santa and Winter Wonderlights begin on Wednesday 1st December.

Our appeals

Reunification appeal - Reuniting the two halves of the Great Central Railway

Locomotive Shed Appeal
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