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Steam Starter Experience

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The Package

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive and fire the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. Participants are also provided with drinks and a meal,  and a few souvenirs of their participation.

 

Please note that our experiences are suitable for those aged 18 and above.

Dates of operation 2019

May 3rd SOLD OUT
May 31st SOLD OUT
June 7th SOLD OUT
July 19th 
August 2nd 
October 18th 
October 25th 
November 1,2,3rd 

The Price

Resident large Locomotive  £295.00* per person

* Prices shown are for NVR resident steam engines.

From time to time guest locomotives visit the NVR. When guest locomotives are available for driving experience days there may be a supplement payable to drive them.

Unlike our normal services, advanced booking is essential - for further details please call 01780 784444.

N B. Starter courses are normally run on days when we have no scheduled passenger service operating. Guests are welcome to join participants to watch, to take photographs and to join the participant for meals but they will not be able to ride on a train.

We sometimes get booking cancellations close to operating dates. If you might be available at short notice and would like to participate please call our office, leave a telephone number where you can be contacted and we will get in touch if such a vacancy occurs.

 

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Fri 18th Oct 2019 Winter Timetable
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Fri 25th Oct 2019 Winter Timetable
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Fri 1st Nov 2019 Winter Timetable
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Sat 2nd Nov 2019 Winter Timetable
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Sun 3rd Nov 2019 Winter Timetable
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