Driver Experience

Perhaps the ultimate gift for any railway enthusiast has to be the opportunity to drive a locomotive. It doesn’t matter if the person involved is a steam or a diesel fan here at the NVR we’ve got something to suit everybody. You are in good hands The Nene Valley railway has been offering Steam and Diesel driver experiences to the general public for nearly 20 years and our experienced crews makes sure that everybody gets the maximum from the day.

Course participants must be at least 18 years old and physically moderately fit as they need to be able to gain access to and work within the confines of a locomotive cab. We do not apply an upper age limit as long as participants are reasonably fit, agile, mentally capable and able to hear, understand and comply with instructions fully. If you have any concerns about this we ask that you contact us at Wansford to discuss prior to booking a course to prevent any embarrassment on the day. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and prevent possibly damaging our historic locomotives.

Please check our booking form to see the full details of our course conditions.

Click here to see a recent ITV news report on our Driving Experience courses thanks to "ITV News Anglia"