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Diesel Driver Experience £120


Diesel Locomotive Neptune 1931

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. The main locomotives used for these experiences are Neptune or Triton. If you would like to drive Robin Hood or Poseidon please ask at time of booking.

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

Cost is £120 and the course lasts around 1 hour

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 

Please see video below for more details of this fantastic opportunity.

Please see below for terms and conditions and health and safety details for this experience.


Health and Safety Info

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.

Refunds – you have 28 days from date of purchase to request a refund otherwise Driver Experiences are non-refundable. All Driver Experience Vouchers have a 2 year expiry date from day of issue.

Please note Driver Experiences are not available between 5th November – 31st December 2018 & 1st January – 15th February 2019. 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.

Contact Details:
Contact Details: North Bay Railway
Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF
Tel: 01723 368791

For the 2019 Timetable Click Here
For the 2019 Railway Leaflet Click Here
For the 2019 Skytrail Leaflet Click Here

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There always seems to be a Kingfisher at Scarborough Open Air Theatre at the moment. We have had both male and female recently, the female can be spotted as she has a red lower bill otherwise known as wearing "Lipstick" ! Can you spot the female on these photos ? ... See MoreSee Less

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All visitors will be made welcome if they join us this coming Friday evening

March 22nd 2019 from 7pm to 9 pm.
‘Odds and Ends on Video’
presented by Gordon Wells
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With the Facebook issues this week, our news about Tritons overhaul hasn’t been seen by many. Keep an eye out for progress reports as we go along!So here is Triton as you probably haven’t seen her before. Wheels out and stripped down ready for overhaul.

Completing an average of 4000 miles each year for the last 10, we have decided to give her some well earned TLC. You can follow our progress on Facebook, as we will be posting regular updates.
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Good morning!

The sun is shining down here at the railway.

Poseidon is our loco today running the blue timetable.
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