The Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society plan to recreate, and operate 10000, the first British mainline diesel electric locomotive.
The original was scrapped in 1968, before the preservation movement had started to take notice of historically important diesel locomotives.
LMS 10000 and 10001 were the ancestors of all current British mainline diesel locomotives. Designed by H. G. Ivatt and built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway at its Derby works in 1947/8, they proved many parts and concepts that are still in use on the railway network today.
The society is a not for profit organisation, made up of volunteers with a shared interest in the recreation and operation of this historic locomotive.
Can you help? We need funds and people to make this happen. Contact us today if you would like to be involved.
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