Drive a steam locomotive - the ULTIMATE gift for any railway enthusiast. You are in good hands with the Nene Valley Railway. We've been providing 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.
Take to the regulator, drive and fire Drive and Fire Pacific A4 No 60009 Union of South Africa
Thursday 30th August & Monday 3rd September
This exciting package includes theory and practical driving of 60009 in which you will receive an hour's tuition and an hour on the footplate of 60009 without rolling stock. During the hour on the footplate, two of you will take it in turns to drive and fire the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. You'll enjoy drinks, a meal, membership to the Nene Valley Railway and souvenirs of your unforgettable day.
£395.00 Per person To book call 01780 784444
Bookings open Monday 5th February 2018
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. Participants must also be able to stand for the entire duration of the course as the locomotives do not have any seats on the footplate.
Pictures provided by thanks to Ian McDonald (CR)
Old Station Building
To raise the funds to renovate the Grade 2 Listed station building, including fees, making secure and safe and returning to it's original condition.
The NVR is always striving to improve its facilities and collections.