Steam locomotive 926 Repton announced for Nene Valley Railway’s “Southern Steam” Winter Gala

926 Repton at Grosmont MPD
Credit: Langton Photography

Southern Railway V “Schools” Class No.926 Repton is confirmed as the first guest engine for the Nene Valley Railway‘s 2019 “Southern Steam” Winter Gala.

About 926 Repton

Entering service in May 1934, 926 was built to haul express passenger trains on the SR. After 28 years in service, “Repton” was withdrawn from service in December 1962.

Restored in 1966, the locomotive moved to America for a number of years, before returning back to the UK.

Currently operational on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Maunsell’s Sage Green with 926 and “Southern” in yellow on Tender sides.

About NVR’s “Southern Steam” Winter Gala

Taking place over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of March 2019, this Winter Gala has a theme of Southern Steam. Joining 926 Repton is home fleet engine Battle of Britain 34081 “92 Squadron”. Further guests may be announced. Also, Driving Experiences on “Repton” and “The Jolly Fisherman” fish and chip train will be running on the 8th of March.

For further information, please visit Nene Valley Railway’s website here.

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Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.

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