“Schools” out for the summer and what better way to entertain the whole family than with a fun-filled day to remember at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway! One of the most historic lines in the North of England, the heritage railway is sure to delight passengers of all ages this summer.

To celebrate the summer holidays, 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.

A journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway takes visitors along an 24-mile railway line, passing through stunning scenery, from wooded valleys to beautiful countryside, stopping at charming villages and spectacular seaside locations.

For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to nymr.co.uk. For regular news, updates and competitions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway is also on Facebook facebook.com/northyorkshiremoorsrailway and Twitter twitter.com/nymr.

Pic: Andrew Jeffery‎

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For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Louise Iles – PR Account Director: lou@gough.co.uk

Sara Gillespie – Junior PR Account Manager: sara.g@gough.co.uk

Sam Wright – Account Executive: sam@gough.co.uk

 

Notes for editors

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not for profit charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway we own from Pickering to Grosmont.
  • Operating over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • Provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The NYMR is a fully accredited museum.