Welcome to LMS10000, 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 path to the Clapham Museum being cleared by Derby men, all 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 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.

Can you help?  We need funds and people to make this happen.

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Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society, Registered Charity No. 1147032


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