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Welcome to LMS 10000, the website of the Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society. 

We plan to recreate, and operate,  the first British mainline diesel electric locomotive. 

The original was scrapped in 1968, despite the road to Clapham Museum being cleared by Derby men, all before the preservation movement had taken notice of historically important diesel locomotives.


Image by  Ben Brooksbank used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Genericlicense.


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 that are still in use on the British railways 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 landmark in the British railways story.



Want to help?  Contact 10002LMS@gmail.com 
Can you spare just £2 a week?  See our fundraising scheme here.


Appeal Progress (August 2017)

Due to our recent purchase of 58022 we will be issuing fresh appeals and associated fundraising activities in due course.
Many Thanks for all your support thus far, but as you can expect we still have a long way to go!

Every £ helps the project move forward

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Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society, Registered Charity No. 1147032

LMS 10000 10001 Ten Thousand London Midland Scottish Railway LMSR Ten Thousand and one Ivatt twins d16/1



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