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
This is a full day 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 Enthusiast Steam Driver Experience costs £295 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 February – July and September – October.

Steam Engine Driver Courses at North Bay Railway – Enthusiast Experience

£295.00 PER PERSON

A fully-immersive, whole-day steam engine driver experience at North Bay Railway. You will drive coal fired steam locomotive “Georgina” and experience many aspects of being a steam engine driver.

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.

Available on 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.

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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.



The ‘Enthusiast’ Steam Engine Driver Experience is your chance to drive “Georgina” a genuine coal-fired steam locomotive. This is an all day experience at North Bay Railway in Scarborough.

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