The aim of the Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society is to build and operate a recreation of the first British mainline Diesel Electric locomotive, the ancestor of all British diesel locomotives.
We plan to build a locomotive that looks like, sounds like and performs like the original.
We hope to use as many correct, original parts as possible, especially for signature parts such as the engine, body style or cab fittings, but be flexible in other less identifiable areas, and use more modern or available parts where they don't significantly detract from the overall outline.
The locomotive will be built to run on heritage lines within the UK, with the possibility of movement between lines by rail. We will investigate the possibility of mainline operation but until we have finished the feasibility studies, it is too soon to say for sure.
See the constitution of the Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society Here;