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, scandalously cleared for the road to Clapham Museum by Derby men, but still declined, all before the preservation movement had taken notice of historically important diesel locomotives.

Want to help?  Contact ivattdiesel@gmail.com or dpayne77@btinternet.com
Can you spare just £2 a week?  See our fundraising scheme here.

Appeal Progress (January 2016)

  The Engine appeal has only a limited number of "Buy a Litre" plaques left for eventual fitment to the engine covers once fitted to the chassis, if you would like a name of your choosing putting within this Iconic locomotive then please get in touch.

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

You can sign up for our news  and announcements emails on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/137936046302771/

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.

Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society, Registered Charity No. 1147032

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