Steam Driver Experience

North Bay Railway can offer two unique driver experiences. You can drive Georgina our steam locomotive or one of our heritage diesel locomotives. The choice is yours.

Due to Covid-19 and the need to social distance we are unable to do Driver Experiences, we will resume these soon as possible. We are extending the expiry date of any Driver Experience voucher purchased before the 31 March 2020. 

 

Steam Driver Experience on YouTube

Here is a video link to the amazing Steam Driver Experience at North Bay Railway Scarborough.

Cost is £175 and the course lasts around 2 hours.

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 info@nbr.org.uk.

Steam Driver Experience

Have you ever wanted to drive a real steam locomotive? This is your chance to drive our genuine coal-fired steam locomotive “Georgina” 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. Please telephone 01723 368791 or email info@nbr.org.uk for more details.

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 1st January – 8th March 2019, 5th July – 5th September 2019, 8th October 2019 – 14th February 2020. 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 info@nbr.org.uk for further information.

 

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Covid-19 update 1st November 2020 – Do you bit to help protect yourself.

To help protect everyone who visits NBR you will see all our staff wearing a mask. You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entry with the sanitiser we provide or your own. A mask is worn on entry and whilst queuing, you can remove the mask when you are on the train or at a table within the Lake area. You will need to fill in the Track and Track form or scan the NHS Covid-19 QR code with your smart phone. We ask everyone to respect social distancing at 2 meters. We continue to clean each carriage compartment between use, door handles and other touch points on a regular basis.

North Bay Heritage Railway is now CLOSED until 5th December 2020. The Santa Specials will run as normal from 5th December. The Illumination Trains have been postponed and new dates will be announced soon, we will contact those who have booked to discuss options.

NBR will be Covid-19 compliant and we ask all visitors for follow the simple rules. Safety of passengers and staff will be put first!

Just a reminder all 20/21 Season tickets are valid until 31st March 2022, any train or attraction vouchers will be extended until 31st October 2021 these include ones issued by Yorkshire Coast Radio, Great Yorkshire Radio and NBR. All Driver Experiences will be rearranged once the social distance restrictions are lifted (we are not putting an expiry date on these experiences) We are constantly reviewing these dates and will extend them if needs be. ⠀

Our office is now open for telephone enquiries only Tuesday-Thursday 11am - 3pm telephone 01723 368791, we can be contacted via social media or email info@nbr.org.uk⠀

Thank you to everyone for your continued support during this difficult time, stay safe.

The NBR Team.

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