In a nutshell

Where is it?
Driver experience days take place at North Bay Railway, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF.

Length of experience
The experience includes two round trips from Peasholm to Scalby Mills. Please allow half a day for your experience.

What you need to know
The steam engine driver experiences are available to persons aged over 18 on the day of their experience. 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.

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.

How much will it cost?
The Steam Driver Experience costs £175 per person.

To have a boxed and gift wrapped voucher sent by post will cost an additional £3.50.

How to redeeem your voucher
Your e-voucher or gift box voucher will have a contact name and information about booking your experience. If you have any questions before booking please call 0800 772 0825.

The small print
Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.

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

Driver Experience Courses at North Bay Railway – Steam Experience

£175.00 PER PERSON

Calling all steam engine enthusiasts – have you ever wanted to drive a real steam locomotive? This is an amazing chance to drive a genuine coal-fired steam locomotive “Georgina” at North Bay Railway in Scarborough 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, and stunting requirements. Up to eight guests can travel with you on the train.

Selected dates and times available March – July and September – October at 11am, 1pm or 3pm.

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.

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Please select a delivery method. You can send a PDF e-voucher by email to any email address (either the recipient's or your own for printing and forwarding) for free or send our Uniquely Local Gift Box (£3.50 extra) by post. If you would like the gift box addressed to someone other than the recipient please put the correct name in the voucher postage address field.



Ever wanted to drive a real steam locomotive? The Steam Engine Driver Experience at North Bay Railway is your chance to drive a coal fired steam locomotive “Georgina”.

Take a look at the other driver experiences offered by North Bay Railway: Diesel Driver Experience