Bulleid Pacific No 34053 Sir Keith Park Driving Experience Course

Drive and Fire  Bulleid Pacific No 34053 Sir Keith Park 


£270 Per person


Book via 01780 784444

Category: Events in March

Tags: Driving Courses

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Book via 01780 784444


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 Bulleid Pacific No 34053 Sir Keith Park 

This exciting package includes theory and practical driving of 34053 in which you will receive an hour's tuition and an hour on the footplate of 34053 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.

£270.00 Per person


The locomotive is provided with thanks to Southern Locomotives Limited and Severn Valley Railway.

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.

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.



General Funding

The NVR is always striving to improve its facilities and collections.