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Holidays with Train Driving Lessons

“It’s a living creature, not just a load of metal. It’s alive and warm - you’ve got to nurse it.” Tom fulfils his ambition to drive a steam locomotive.

Factual TV 1979 4 mins

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An unusual choice of holiday, but for a rail enthusiast it fulfils a lifetime ambition, as North Norfolk Railway offer those with a fascination for steam locomotives a week-long experience to work on one of their trains, with the students expected to get their hands mucky learning the basics of firing and driving. Anglia Television report on a package holiday with a difference.