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.
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.
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