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Would you like to take control, under professional instruction, of a diesel or steam locomotive for 3 round trips (approx. 60 miles / 30 miles on shared experience) on the full length of our line?


Now you can….


Up to two people can spend a fun filled day with us here at the GCRN on one of our fantastic heritage steam or diesel locomotives, light engine, for 3 full return trips on the line from Ruddington to Loughborough enjoying the picturesque South Nottinghamshire countryside along the way.

We can offer you and a guest:


  • Choice of loco (all subject to availability on the day)


  • Welcome and safety briefing (30mins), including free tea/coffee for drivers


  • Exclusive loco use for you and a friend should you wish to bring one (Exclusive package only)


  • Packed lunch for the drivers


  • Tour of the facilities (on request)


  • Stops for photo opportunities at various points on the line



  • Presentation Certificate for all drivers



  • Maximum of 2 free family day rover tickets so your family/friends can



  • sample the GCRN on our normal passenger service while you drive your loco light engine (1 per driver)


All at a great value price of £450.00 for diesel and £499.00 for steam, giving exclusive use of the loco for you and a friend should you wish to bring one or £225 per person for a shared diesel and £250.00 for a shared steam experience (subject to availability).




We can offer you an entertaining day out with maximum time in the chair for any fan of heritage locomotives or for anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to drive a train (Terms and conditions apply).


For more information email: commercial@gcrn.co.uk