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.
Just had 4 fantastic days on the NNR behind your loco. What an excellent loco it is, both to look at and listen to going up Kelling Bank! A massive thank you to all of you who restored her and keep her running. Long live BR standards! Thanks again Karl Dobb.
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.
The popular and strong Standard Mogul 76084, performed on the mainline and left in the middle of March after 17 steamings post-Christmas. ELRnews Number 104 May 2017
We have agreed to run at the North Norfolk Railway for their 2018 and 2019 summer seasons but are free to run elsewhere outside of the contracted dates including any suitable main line charters. The lead time for notifying Network Rail of main line movements is currently several months which make planning and arranging main line work less than easy. We will keep you informed as and when 76084 is about to go main line again.
Replacing Parts Loaned From 76077
The restoration of the last of the Class rescued from Woodham Brother’s Barry Scrapyard, 76077, has quite suddenly gained some momentum. 76084 was returned to steam with a number of parts from her sister. This enabled 76084’s restoration to proceed quicker and at less cost than would otherwise have been the case. Ironically, the manufacture and return of these borrowed parts has occupied our Engineering Team over the past few months and orders are in place to get them made.
We have a dedicated page listing the 76077 parts needing replacing which shows that the cost is not inconsiderable. We have launched an appeal for sponsorship to help us finance their manufacture. Do have a look at the list and see if you can help us help another of the Class to return to steam. Your financial support for this will be much appreciated by the Company.