One of our new bogies, currently stored at the Midland Railway Centre in Derbyshire.
One of the new bogies during the construction of the twins. Photo courtesy of the Science Museum
So far the Society has raised the necessary funding to purchase a 16SVT engine and a Class 58 locomotive, which is a direct descendant of 10000 and was designed by some of the same people at Derby. This will form the chassis of the re-created 10000. On 31st December 2018 we hit another big milestone with the purchase of the bogies!
These bogies are the sole surviving available example of the right pattern bogies designed by Edward Fox at Derby, and previously used under a Class 77 electric loco. These bogies are virtually identical to that of 10000’s bogies but will need a full restoration before use with 10000. They were previously owned by the EM2 Society, who initially purchased them as spares for 27000.
Now that the bogies are purchased, the first thing we need to do is have them stripped and fully inspected. This will allow us to properly cost the repairs and alterations that will be required. It will also allow us to properly inspect the traction motors - finding out if these are re-useable will allow to make some decisions on how we go forward with the electrical system for the recreated 10000. When the inspection is completed, the parts will be shotblasted, painted and stored ready for reassembly.
The cost of this initial stripping and inspection will be around £7,500. Please help us to raise the necessary funds - every contribution, large or small, will help achieve our goal.
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so in a number of ways:
Cheque - to The Treasurer, IDRS, 46 Biddick Village, Washington, NE38 7NP
Online banking - our bank details: Lloyds Bank - account number 50405860 / sort code 30-94-77
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Please email us to let us know you have donated, so we can add your donation into our tally of benefits you will be entitled to. info@LMS10000.co.uk
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