76084 - UK's Latest Main Line Locomotive

The 76084 Locomotive Company Limited was formed in September 1997 after purchase of the locomotive by a small group of enthusiast who saw 76084's potential. The main objective of the Company was to restore the locomotive and tender by the issue of shares. When 76084 returned to traffic on the North Norfolk Railway in July 2013 over £750,000 had been spent on her restoration. This is thanks to the contribution of approximately 200 shareholders scattered around the UK and overseas. The North Norfolk Railway became worthy partners to the restoration when they injected cash into the final stages ensuring a speedy completion.

It was always the Company's intention to go main line. We are both pleased and proud that we have managed to raise a further £100,000 in funding to equip 76084 with TPWS, OTMR and GSM-R technologies and ensure she was mechanically sound for both her light engine and loaded test runs successfully performed in September 2016 and subsequent main line work.

76084 will run on Saturday, 4 February 2017 on the Railway Touring Company's Buxton Spa Express - her first revenue-earning main line duty.


  • Main Line Debut Success

    For the first time since withdrawal from British Railways service back in 1967 76084 ventured onto the national network in early August 2016. The 4 trips of the North Norfolkman dining train from Cromer were a huge success.

  • 76084 ebay sale

    We have come into the possession of a collection of OO gauge model railway locomotives and books which we are selling on eBay to raise funds for 76084's upkeep. Do have a look - you might find a bargin and help keep 76084 running...

  • 76084's Fully Main Line

    The last hurdles to jump for main line 'degrogation' are a light engine test then a loaded test. 76084 was tested on the 19th and 20th September respectively. No better way to see how 76084 performed than to watch the videos...

  • Buxton Spa Express 1

    76084 will be one of two locomotives hauling the Buxton Spa Express on Saturday 4 February 2017 starting at Manchester Victoria and running through Blackburn before heading off to Buxton. You need to be on this charter train......

  • Buxton Spa Express 2

    76084 will be one of two locomotives hauling the Buxton Spa Express on Saturday 25 February 2017 starting at Preston and running through Wigan and Manchester before heading off to Buxton. You need to be on this charter train too......

  • Flying to Whiby

    76084 will be one of two locomotives hauling the Whitby Flyer on Saturday 18 March 2017 starting at York and running through to Whitby after stretching her 'legs' on the East Coast main line. Great day out - seaside in Spring.....

76084 - North Norfolkman Dining Trains

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 saw 76084 make her first trips on the national network when she pulled the North Norfolkman dining train from Cromer to Sheringham and then on to Holt. These 2 videos give a flavour of the short but significant trips on Network Rail.

76084 - Light Engine Test Run

Monday, 19 September 2016 saw 76084 undergo her light engine test run from Sheringham to Carnforth. The total distance covered was 317 miles all of which were trouble-free. The Class 37 in the consist was insurance against failure but apart from the tow to Cromer and a shunting move at Chersterfield the 37 provided no other assistance.

76084 at Worstead Station

76084 at Peterborough

76084 approaching Dronfield Station

76084 at Audenshaw

76084 - Loaded Test Run

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 saw 76084 couple to a 7 coach train with the Class 37 at the rear again to undergo her loaded test run around the Carnforth - Blackburn - Carnforth loop. The total distance covered on this run was 90 miles again all of which were trouble-free the Class 37 providing no assistance even up Wilphsire Bank.

76084 at Wennington Station

76084 on Wilpshire Bank

76084 at Wilpshire Summit

76084 at Bamber Bridge

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 saw 76084 travel with her Support Coach to Grosmont and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The route taken was a long one of some 180 miles.

In 3 days 76084 ran nearly 600 mile trouble-free. Something to be really proud of!!