Good news for 2019 - we have purchased the bogies!

We are very pleased to announce that we purchased the bogies from the EM2 Locomotive Society on 31st December 2018.   For more details, and to help us fund the initial restoration and inspection work, click here


Recreating the legend

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 taken 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, 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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