LMS 10000 ‘Project Icon’ launched

DERBYSHIRE Dales MP Sir Patrick McLoughlin has officially unveiled ground-breaking plans to bring the country’s long-lost pioneering main line diesel locomotive LMS No. 10000 back to life.

Class 58 No. 58022 at Rowsley South on June 23, newly arrived from DB Cargo, Crewe. This loco will be dismantled with its frame to be used as the basis for a reconstruction of LMS No. 10000. Correct-style bogies and power plant have already been acquired for use in this ambitious project. STUART GRAVES
Class 58 No. 58022 at Rowsley South on June 23, newly arrived from DB Cargo, Crewe. This loco will be dismantled with its frame to be used as the basis for a reconstruction of LMS No. 10000. Correct-style bogies and power plant have already been acquired for use in this ambitious project. STUART GRAVES

The former Secretary of State for Transport joined guests at Peak Rail’s Rowsley South station on September 3 to launch ‘Project Icon’. The ambitious plan is set to reconstruct No. 10000, which was built at nearby Derby Works by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) just after the Second World War.

Both of the art deco-style locos of this class – Nos. 10000 and 10001, designed by H G Ivatt and renowned for their cutting-edge technology – were broken up in the 1960s.

Read more in October’s edition of The RM

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