Gala prep for steam locomotive 926 Repton

926 Repton
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Nick Simpson from the Grosmont MPD News – The Original Facebook Group has released information on the work being completed on 926 Repton.

926 Repton is based at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and in particular, is based at Grosmont MPD.

Currently, Repton is on exam and boiler washout ready for its tour of galas around the country.

Repton is having a valve exam, blast and passage de-carbon and the steam heat and injector valves are off for overhaul.

The locomotive will be re-brake blocked throughout and then will have a boiler washout ready for the upcoming galas.

Other jobs that will be completed on the locomotive will be a full degrease and full clean of the locomotive. 926 will perhaps have a freshen up of the smokebox and front end paint too.

Once this is all complete, it will be ready for the upcoming gala’s, including the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Autumn Steam Gala, Great Central Railway Autumn Steam Gala and the East Lancashire Railway Autumn Steam Gala.

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A big thanks go to Nick Simpson, of the Grosmont M.P.D News – The Original for supplying the information used in this article. If you would like to get all of the latest news from the MPD, please visit and join ‘Grosmont M.P.D News – The Original‘ on Facebook or if you would like to get involved and become a volunteer on the railway, visit the volunteer page on the website for more information.

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.
  • Recently had the pleasure of a footplate experience on this locomotive. Totally brilliant. Great to see that it will shortly be back in service,