Repton returns to the North Yorkshire Moors

SR No. 926 “Repton“
recently refurbished loco No. 926 returns in time for the summer holidays at NYMR
Published Fri, 2017-08-04 10:59

North Yorkshire Moors Railway will be hosting an array of events for all the family to enjoy this summer holiday.

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SR No. 926 “Repton“ © Andrew Jeffery

SR No. 926 “Repton“ will be back running along the heritage line, making a return after an extensive overhaul. She has been running in her British Railways colours and numbering as 30926 but will return to traffic in Southern Railways Olive Green under her old number 926.

Designed by Richard Maunsell for the Southern Railway in 1930, the "V Class", better known as the "Schools Class" as all locomotives were named after English public schools. These engines were intended to meet a need for an intermediate passenger locomotive for routes which needed power, but couldn't handle large express engines.

Laura Strangeway, Head of Marketing said, “The school holidays are a fantastic time for all the family to come and experience the age of steam. The railway is a great place for children to journey behind these powerful engines and learn how they work with ‘Peters Railway Young Engineers Centre’ at Pickering and the engine sheds at Grosmont.”

This year, the railway has already hosted its fair share of successful events, the most recent being the new bigger and better ‘60s Fest’ which took place in July. Welcoming thousands of passengers of all ages from around the country, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway was rocking all weekend.

There are a whole host of special events scheduled this season at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway including the Annual Steam Gala from 29th September - 1st October, Railway In Wartime 13th – 15th October and a spook-tacular Halloween Train from 26th – 29th October.

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