Steam locomotive 825 passes mainline tests!

Credit: Adrian Dennis

It has been announced that Southern locomotive, 825, has passed its mainline certificate tests in Yorkshire.

The tests are the final hurdle in the overhaul of the locomotive at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

These tests now mean that 825 can haul trains between Grosmont and Whitby / Battersby.

The NYMR run trains between Whitby and Grosmont during the summer, but because this stretch of railway is owned by Network Rail, special signalling equipment is used and must be tested on NYMR locos, just like other mainline locomotives such as 60103 Flying Scotsman and 60163 Tornado.

We look forward to seeing 825 on the Whitby runs next year!

More information

A big thanks go to Adrian Dennis, 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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  1. Well done NYMR, nice loco..had the pleasure of riding it from Chappel & Wakes Colne to March MPD for the 150 celebrations way back in 1975, in her Greene King days.


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