76084 Locomotive Company Limited

The history of our locomotive is covered elsewhere.

76084's history

The 76084 Locomotive Company Limited came in to existence in 1997 when the cosmetically restored locomotive came onto the open market and was purchased by a small group of enthusiast who saw the potential.

The Company was formed soon after purchase with a view to raising the necessary funds to restore the locomotive and tender by the issue of shares - a somewhat different approach from the way other locomotive restoration projects set about raising funds. When 76084 returned to traffic on the North Norfolk Railway in July 2013 over £750,000 had been spent on the restoration. This is thanks to the contribution of approximately 200 shareholders scattered around the UK and overseas. The restoration received a major jolt when one shareholder joined the Company with a significant injection of cash. This was followed with the finding of a worthy partner in the North Norfolk Railway who also injected cash into the final stages to assist in a speedy completion of the final restoration work.

It was always the Company's intention to go main line. The necessary technologies to allow a steam locomotive to run on Network Rail metals did not come cheap. 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 is mechanically sound for her light engine and loaded test runs successfully performed in September 2016.

76084 Locomotive Company Limited has held its Shareholder Annual General Meeting in York in past years as this is a centrally located and easily reachable city. In the recent past we have held Shareholder's Open Days at the Restoration Site at Hepscott initially to celebrate the opening of the Restoration Shed but subsequently to show off the progress being made by the Restoration Team. We have reverted back to AGMs in York now that 76084 is in traffic as the North Norfolk Railway is a little difficult to reach for many of the Shareholders.

The North Norfolk Railway started running into Cromer in the summer of 2016 and 76084 remains part of their plans for future running.

As with every preserved locomotive once in traffic every effort to raise the substantial amount of funds needed for a heavy overhaul will be made. The Company will run the locomotive wherever there is commercial work for it during its 10 year ticket.

Any questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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It really is quite simple to apply for shares. Download and complete the application form. Pay for them over a convenient period. Job Done!

Shareholder Benefits

Level Investment Benefit To Include
Bronze £250 Certificates recording your shares/sponsor

Limited edition print of the locomotive

Trip on a private railway behind 76084

Access to up to date information Mailing list

76084 News - Shareholder magazine published twice a year

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2 Adult tickets

Silver £2,000 Certificates recording your shares/sponsor

Limited edition print of the locomotive

Trip on a private railway behind 76084

2 tickets for a 'Wine and Dine' trip on any UK private railway

Access to up to date information Mailing list

76084 News - Shareholder magazine published twice a year

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2 Adult tickets

Gold £5,000 Certificates recording your shares/sponsor

Limited edition print of the locomotive

Trip on a private railway behind 76084

Complementary footplate trip on 76084 on a private railway

Access to up to date information Mailing list

76084 News - Shareholder magazine published twice a year

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4 Adult tickets

2 tickets for a 'wine & dine' train on any UK private railway

Platinum £10,000 Certificates recording your shares/sponsor

Limited edition print of the locomotive

Trip on a private railway behind 76084

Access to up to date information Mailing list

76084 News - Shareholder magazine published twice a year

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4 Adult tickets

Dinner for yourself and 2 guests with Steve Davies MBE

President of 76084 Locomotive Co. Ltd.

Apply for Shares now

It really is quite simple to apply for shares. Download and complete the application form. Pay for them over a convenient period. Job Done!