Steam Starter Package

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, given membership to the Nene Valley Railway and a few souvenirs of their participation.

The Price

Resident large Locomotive  £270.00* 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.

2018    
SATURDAY 24th February 1 SPACE LEFT
FRIDAY 9th March SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 20th April AVAILABLE
THURSDAY 3rd May  (60163 TORNADO) SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 4th May  (60163 TORNADO) SOLD OUT
THURSDAY  10th May (60163 TORNADO SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 26th June CLASS 31 ONE SPACE LEFT
FRIDAY 20th July SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 3rd August AVAILABLE
THURSDAY 30th August (A4 No 60009) SOLD OUT
MONDAY 3rd September (A4 No 60009) AVAILABLE 
FRIDAY 14th September AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 21st September AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 5th October AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 26th October AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 2nd November AVAILABLE
SATURDAY  3rd November AVAILABLE
SUNDAY 4th November AVAILABLE

 

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.