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.

 

Coronavirus update

Our steam and diesel driving packages are currently suspended due to the social distancing requirements implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We are committed to restarting our driving experience packages as soon as possible, and look forward to staging these experiences again as soon as the situation allows.

 

More information about our Steam Driving Packages

More information about our Diesel Driving Packages

 

Our next running day

Passenger trains are running regularly again, with trains every weekend and on selected weekdays following the relaxation of restrictions.

Our appeals

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

Locomotive Shed Appeal
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