Reconstructing the legend that was, and will be, LMS 10000

Reconstructing the legend that was, and will be, LMS 10000


Stan Fletcher's President's Centenary appeal

The President's appeal is now live! 

We have already acquired many of the key items we need to construct 10000, including the engine, frame and bogies. We also need lots of the smaller parts, many of which will come from redundant class 20 and 37 locomotives. To enable us to purchase these items as they become available, our President Stan Fletcher has launched the President's Centenary appeal. To find out more about Stan, the appeal and how to donate, click on the picture. Thanks!


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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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