News – 05/05/12

North Norfolk Railway Summer Diesel Gala

25th – 27th May 2012 – Please note date change

This event will see a number of different diesel locomotives in traffic operating to an intensive timetable. The engines will be working hard, particularly up the 1-in-80 Kelling Bank – (whoever said Norfolk was flat?!) why not come along and experience some thrash!

Please be aware that all locomotives are subject to availability – Please check back closer to the event for the final loco lineup

The event should see a number of different locomotives in operation, all working hard up the 1-in-80 Kelling Bank!

Class 55, 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier on loan from The Deltic Preservation Society

Class 25, 25057

Class 31, D5631

Class 47, 47367

Class 101, 51228+56062 Diesel Railcar

Further details can be found at

Project to re-create historic locomotive reaches milestone with Charity registration

The Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society has reached a significant milestone with the completion of registration with the Charity Commission.

The recognition of the charitable aims of the society is an important stage in the project as it demonstrates the progress the project is making. It also opens the door to the society claiming back tax in the form of Gift Aid on donations. The society will now start a bug push to secure funding for the build of the locomotive.

Locomotive No. 10000 was built in the 1940s by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), before being taken over in the formation of British Rail. It was the first successful prototype mainline diesel locomotive in the UK, and set the shape of diesel traction for decades to come. It was scrapped in the late 60’s before the railway preservation movement had turned its attention to diesel locomotives.

The Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society (IDRS), a charitable organisation, are building a replica of the locomotive, using existing parts as well as new build components. The project has secured an original English Electric diesel engine and is currently raising funds for the project. More information can be found on the IDRS website

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