Driver Experience



Experience a little Magic

DIESEL Experience (Formally Bronze) – £120

This exciting driver experience gives you a chance to drive one of our 85 year old steam outline DIESEL locomotives on one round trip for you and up to 10 family members or friends enjoying the experience on the train. Upgrade to two round trips for an extra £40.

These run, as required, before or after (early morning or evening) our timetabled service February – November.

STEAM Experience ( Formally Silver) – £175

Have you ever wanted to drive a real steam locomotive? This is your chance to drive our genuine coal-fired steam locomotive “Georgina” on two round trips from Peasholm Station to Scalby Mills Station and back.  Under supervision, you will feel what it is like to be in charge of a steam locomotive with all the demands of the timetable. Up to four guests can travel with you on the train.

Selected dates and times available February – July and September – October at 11am or 2pm

ENTHUSIAST Experience (Formally Gold) – £295 

This is an all-day experience for the real enthusiast.

You will start your day at 10am by being welcomed to the North bay Railway and being given a safety briefing.

Your day can include the following:
• Preparing a steam locomotive for service
• Preparing a diesel locomotive for service
• Under supervision driving a diesel locomotive(s)
• Under supervision driving a steam locomotive
• Under supervision shunting stock
• Under supervision guarding a service train

Your family and friends can join at a prearranged time whilst you are driving the train

Lunch will be provided at approximately 12noon, matters conclude around 3.30/4p.m. Parking for one car will be provided at North Bay Railway on request.

Selected dates February – July and September – October.

All experiences come with a Gift Card, a North Bay Railway engine driver’s mug, pen, badge and certificate.

There will be photo opportunities during the experience, so feel free to bring your camera.

We will be pleased to welcome you and your party to the North Bay Railway and if you have any further questions please contact us on 01723 368791 or by Email to

Health and Safety Information

The above experiences are available to persons aged over 18 on the day of their experience and all participants must be physically fit. We regret that these experiences are not suitable for disabled persons. The carriage is 100% wheelchair friendly if needed for accompanying guests. (Up to two wheelchairs can fit onto the carriage.)

As you can perhaps appreciate, coal-fired steam locomotives are relatively dirty places on which to work and travel. The Guest Driver should therefore please wear stout footwear (steel capped shoes/boots – if at all possible) and some form of protective overall or old non nylon clothing.

Terms and Conditions

Driver Experiences are subject to the circumstances prevailing at the time and can be subject to change. The North Bay Railway reserves the right to make short notice alterations for technical or operational reasons.

Please note Driver Experiences are not available between 1st November – 31st December 2017 & 1st January – 9th February 2018. We are unable to run Driver Experiences on Open Air Theatre show days. In the event a show is announced after your booking we will offer a full refund or an alternative date. Please call 01723 368791 or email for further information.