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Railway Experience Days

We have several opportunities to have a day or evening behind the scenes of the Railway. Bronze steam driving day silver steam driving evening or gold a week long steam driving course. Diesel driving evenings and signalling days. New for 2020 are our Guards experience days where you will find the guard does more than wave a flag! If you are booking as a gift or a surprise please contact the office with the participants full name.

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£435.00 Bronze Driver Experience 2020 You will learn about the workings of the engine and the operation of our railway under the guidance of our fully qualified crew and experience the thrill of footplate life. The...

You will learn about the workings of the engine and the operation of our railway under the guidance of our fully qualified crew and experience the thrill of footplate life.

The journeys will cover the full length of our picturesque line, through coastal, wood and heathland scenery, taking in our stations at Sheringham, Weybourne, and Holt.

This package is offered on several dates throughout the year and we take six participants and their guests each day.

The morning session begins at Weybourne at 07.30, where participants will help to prepare the engine for the day. When steam has been built up there will be a short break for refreshments, before the first two participants rejoin the crew on the footplate for a full round trip. Meanwhile, the other participants will be given a guided tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds or travel behind in the support coach. After the first trip, the groups will swap over so that the next couple has an opportunity to drive and fire. At 12.30, there will be time for lunch.

The afternoon session starts at Weybourne at 13.30, where the remaining participants go on the footplate. The day will end with helping to dispose of the engine (optional).  Participants are welcome to take part in as much or as little as they like throughout the day, although only one round trip on the footplate is available.

Early booking is advised as we only have a limited number of places each year and they have previously been booked up early.

The cost for the day also includes a one year membership of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society.

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£450.00 Silver Driving Experience 2020 Our silver experience gives you the opportunity to have two complete round trips over the full length of our picturesque line with a steam engine on its own (i.e. without a train)...

Our silver experience gives you the opportunity to have two complete round trips over the full length of our picturesque line with a steam engine on its own (i.e. without a train) working the engine between Sheringham and Holt. You will drive one trip and fire one trip spending 10 miles doing each. You will learn about the workings of the engine and the operation of our railway under the guidance of our fully qualified crew.

The silver experience is offered on several dates throughout the year and starts late afternoon after our normal service trains have stopped running. We are able to accommodate 3 participants each day. You will receive a day travel pass which enables you to travel on the railway during the same day.

The session begins at Sheringham at around 17.00 finishing at around 21.00. Whilst participants are waiting for their turn some light refreshments will be provided. At the end of the session each participant is awarded a certificate as a souvenir of the day!

Early booking is advised as we only have a limited number of places each year and they have previously been booked up early.

The cost for the day also includes a one year membership of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society.

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£1,300.00 Gold Driver Experience Course 2020 Time flies by when you’re the driver of a train… A Five Day experience you will never forget! You will spend two days learning the theory and methods… ...

Time flies by when you’re the driver of a train…

A Five Day experience you will never forget!

  • You will spend two days learning the theory and methods…

     

     

  • One day practical Loco preparation…

     

     

  • Two days travelling on the footplate out on our line

     

     

  • Lunch provided each day

     

     

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The Gold Driver Experience course runs over five consecutive days from Monday to Friday and is based at our Engine workshops at Weybourne.

The course starts with two days in the classroom learning about locomotive theory and method of working on the railway. Third day practical experience of preparation of the loco followed by two days on the footplate out on our line.
Lunch will be provided and the days will be from 9:00 to 4:30.

This package is offered on several dates throughout the year and we take six participants and their guests each day.

Early booking is advised as we only have a limited number of places each year and they have previously been booked up early.

The cost for the experience also includes a one year membership of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society.

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£200.00 Diesel Driver Experience Evening 2020 Our Diesel Driver experience gives you the opportunity to have a complete round trip over the full length of our picturesque line working the controls between Sheringham and Holt....

Our Diesel Driver experience gives you the opportunity to have a complete round trip over the full length of our picturesque line working the controls between Sheringham and Holt. You will learn about the workings of the engine and the operation of our railway under the guidance of our fully qualified crew.

The Diesel Driver experience is offered on several dates throughout the year and starts late afternoon after our normal service trains have stopped running. We are able to accommodate 2 participants each day. You will receive a day travel pass which enables you to travel on the railway during the same day.

The session begins at Sheringham at around 17.00 finishing at around 21.00. Whilst participants are waiting for their turn some light refreshments will be provided. At the end of the session each participant is awarded a certificate as a souvenir of the day!

Early booking is advised as we only have a limited number of places each year and they have previously been booked up early.

The cost for the experience also includes a one year membership of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society.

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£150.00 Signalling Experience Day Our introductory Signalling experience Day will give you the opportunity to wotrk our Holt Signalbox under the close supervision of our signalling team, together with the option of...

Our introductory Signalling experience Day will give you the opportunity to wotrk our Holt Signalbox under the close supervision of our signalling team, together with the option of visiting other signalboxes along the line.

 

An experience not to be missed!

  • Control the points and signals as trains arrive and depart from our Holt terminus station.
  • All you need to know with expert tuition
  • A visit to the Weybourne Box where you will witness the signalling of passing trains
  • A full day experience – lunch provided

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Come and join us for one of our Signalling Experience Days. This exciting day offers the chance to take part in the signaling of our regular service trains on selected dates throughout the year.

Under the close supervision of your dedicated box host and signalmen, you will have the opportunity to operate the signal levers which control the points and signals as trains arrive and depart from our Holt terminus station.

Your experience day will include an introduction to signalling principles, instruction of signalling techniques and practical signalling experience, the day will also include a visit to the Weybourne Box where you will witness the signalling of passing trains. Before you attend your experience day, we will send you a copy of our Signalling Principles information guide, so that you can swat up and sound like a pro before you go.

Along with a full day experience running between 9am – 5pm, participants will receive lunch prepared by the North Norfolk Railway and a certificate of participation, which will be presented at the end of the day.

Please note in order for you to enjoy a fulfilling and practical experience day, we are limiting bookings to 2 people per day.

Why not book with a friend or loved one and enjoy this exciting day together.

Early booking is advised as we only have a limited number of places each year and they have previously been booked up early.

The cost for the day also includes a one year membership of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society.

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£15.00 Behind the Scenes Evening Tours Join us for a tour around parts of the Railway not usually open to the public. Departing Sheringham at 6.30pm on the diesel railcar. These tickets must be booked in advance. See...

Join us for a tour around parts of the Railway not usually open to the public. Departing Sheringham at 6.30pm on the diesel railcar. These tickets must be booked in advance.

See the loco sheds and the work in progress.

See how the signal box works.

 

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£300.00 Signalling Experience - GOLD GOLD Signalling Experience - TWO DAY Event

Our in - depth Signal Experience Weekend will give you a greater insight into the signalling function. On the first day, a dedicated Signalling Inspector,will instruct you on the principles of signalling, followed by visits to all three signal boxes along the line. You will spend the second day in a signalbox, signalling trains supervised by the duty signalman, putting in to practice what you have learned.

The ticket price also includes lunch each day and a year's membership to the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society,.

Please note, the course does NOT include overnight accommodation.

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£150.00 Guards Experience Day Guards Experience Day

Come and join us for a Guards Experience Day accompanying a NNR Guard for a day (0845 – 1700) when a full service will be running.

Your host Guard will introduce and explain the role of the Guards regarding safety awareness, train preparation, station working and commercial duties.

You will accompany the Guard as train preparation inspection is carried out to ensure the train is fit to enter service. Train load details will need to be calculated and advised to the loco crew. Working arrangements will also need to be agreed with loco crew, station staff and Travelling Ticket Inspectors.

Working under close supervision you can assist with station duties regarding train despatch and operation.

You will need to be between 18-70 and be reasonably fit as the day will include some climbing on and off vehicles from track level on ballasted ground.

Suitable refreshment will be provided and you will receive a memento of your visit.

Price includes 1 year membership of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society, the supporting charity of the North Norfolk Railway.

 

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We have several opportunities to have a day or evening behind the scenes of the Railway. Bronze steam driving day silver steam driving evening or gold a week long steam driving course. Diesel driving evenings and signalling days. New for 2020 are our Guards experience days where you will find the guard does more than wave a flag! If you are booking as a gift or a surprise please contact the office with the participants full name.

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