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Driving Days 2018

Again, especially for you, we have arranged with several places throughout the country for the opportunity to drive or steer a traction engine or steam roller in the safety of private ground without the public being present. Those of you who have been on previous days will know how much fun it is.

If you wish to participate fill in this form and send it to Linda Allen (address on the form) so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Please include a SAE for us to send you the details and if possible an email address and phone number.

For ALL driving days there will be a nominal charge of £15.00 per apprentice towards the cost of providing the engines.

To download a form for the 2018 driving days click here

PLEASE read the instructions in the form before sending.
You MUST include a SAE and write the requested date on your cheque otherwise you may be disappointed.
Closing date for applications is two weeks before the driving day.


31st March - Horsham
Leader - Dee Searle
After a year off, the Searle family are back with another driving day.
This driving day is now FULL!
Information about this driving day has been sent out to those who successfully applied. See Below for Details


7th/8th April - Fengate Farm, Weeting, Brandon, Suffolk
Leader - Richard Parrott
Mr Parrott has a collection of 4 or 5 engines with others also on site. Again they are running over two days. Camping/Caravanning space is available.
Information about this driving day has been sent out to those who successfully applied. See Below for Details


5th May - Stithians, Cornwall*
Leader - John Sawle
Being run by the WESES on the showground at Stithians. First of two SEPARATE driving days being held on this weekend as demand was high last year.


6th May - Stithians, Cornwall*
Leader - John Sawle
Being run by the WESES on the showground at Stithians. Second of two SEPARATE driving days being held on this weekend as demand was high last year.
Please see special instructions on the application form for this event

Please note - Stithians are holding two separate driving days, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. If you intend to apply for both days, please pay for each day separately as we cannot guarantee a space on both days, and we cannot cash half a cheque.


23rd/24th June - Rufforth Airfield, York
Leader - Andrew Rimmington
Rufforth Airfield, to the west of York; postcode YO23 3QA.
There is space for campers/caravans on hard standing. There are a number of camp sites close by for tents.


21st July - St Albans
Leader - Tim Watson
Held an event two years ago which was well liked. All weather course. Two SEPARATE days as demand was high.


22nd July - St Albans
Leader - Tim Watson
Held an event two years ago which was well liked. All weather course. Two SEPARATE days as demand was high.

Please note - St Albans are holding two separate driving days, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. If you intend to apply for both days, please pay for each day separately as we cannot guarantee a space on both days, and we cannot cash half a cheque.


25th August - County of Salop, Shrewsbury
Leader - Doug Milns
Being run on the Saturday before the County of Salop Rally.


22nd September - Tinkers Park, Sussex-
Leader - Adrian Vaughan
Tinkers Park set in East Sussex. Own roadway so can operate in all weathers.




To download a form for the 2018 driving days click here

PLEASE read the instructions in the form before sending.
You MUST include a SAE and write the requested date on your cheque otherwise you may be disappointed
Closing date for applications is two weeks before the driving day.




NTET Driving Course

The Engine Owners Section presents its annual Steam Training and Driving Course on the 12th & 13th May 2018.

The course is held at Sandhills Farm, Astwood Bank, Redditch. It is a practical and informal course including instruction on boiler management, mechanical operation, care and maintenance and on driving techniques.
(over 13s only!).

See HERE for more information.

Application forms can be obtained from Joe Black at:
Weston House, Calverhall, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4PE
Tel: 07595 466353
E-mail: training@ntet.co.uk


There is a reduced price for apprentices!