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

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


Our latest funding appeal

The 'Buy a Metre' Appeal

We have managed to secure undercover storage for our engines, but we urgently need your help to raise funds to move them to their new home. 

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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.