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.

2017    
FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARY FULL
FRIDAY 3rd MARCH Sir Keith Park LIMITED
FRIDAY 10th MARCH AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 21st APRIL TORNADO AVAILABLE
MONDAY 24th APRIL TORNADO AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 5th MAY AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 2nd JUNE ROYAL SCOT FULL
FRIDAY 9th JUNE AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 21st JULY AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 4th AUGUST AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER AVAILABLE
FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER AVAILABLE
SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER AVAILABLE
SUNDAY 5th 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.