All aboard and become a Norfolk Southern Express engineer! Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of a top Virginia Zoo attraction.

As the Train Engineer of the Day, you will receive:

  • An honorary train engineer license
  • Five FREE train rides to use throughout the year
  • The opportunity to work alongside the Norfolk Southern Express’ engineer as they conduct safety checks and morning maintenance
  • Train whistle blowing privileges for the morning’s first departure
  • Announcement of name over the PA system as Engineer for the Day
  • An engineer’s cap, bandana and train whistle
  • Recognition at the Beazley Foundation Train Station as the Engineer of the Day
  • A certificate as a reminder of your special day
  • Admission for engineer and one guest.  Additional guests may be added for an additional cost.

Cost: $89 Members, $99 non-members


Contact the Membership Department at 757.441.2374 x 222 for questions or to learn more. Gift certificates are available.

Please note:  The Norfolk Southern Express does not operate if the high temperature is below 50°.  If this is in the forecast the day before your experience is scheduled we will call to reschedule.