THE Nene Valley Railway is to hold a Southern steam gala over the weekend of March 9-10, featuring Schools 4-4-0 Repton from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
No. 926 will join resident Southern Bulleid Battle of Britain light Pacific No. 34081 92 Squadron and the locomotives will operate double-headed trains.
There will also be the opportunity to ride behind either Southern locomotive in a brakevan on a freight train to Yarwell and return. Tickets are £10 or £5 if in possession of a rover ticket – the minimum age to travel being 16.
The main train service will operate using Mk.1 coaches with a licensed buffet. In addition to shunting demonstrations, and on the Friday evening, a fish, chips and steam special is planned to be hauled by Repton. The traditional supper can be enjoyed on-board for £25 per person.
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