EM2 Locomotive Society


What’s it all about..?

The EM2 Locomotive Society, registered in the UK as an  Educational Charity, was formed in 1983 with the aim of  repatriating a Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Netherlands Railways or NS) class 1500/BR class EM2 electric locomotive. These locomotives,built at Gorton, Manchester, in 1953/54, were to work the recently electrified railway between Manchester and Sheffield through the newly constructed Woodhead tunnel. Regrettably the ambitious plans to expand the network southwards failed to become reality,

so they always operated in isolation.

OLIVe restoration


Click below to learn more about our current project to restore the Railbus OLIVe

Electra


Click below to learn about Electra a EM2 Class Locomotive (Class 77)

 

MEMBERSHIP


Click below to learn more about our membership

 




EM2 Cab Ride Video


Our Products

We have a range of mugs and prints of Electra available to help support the restoration of OLIVe


Comments: 1
  • #1

    Patricia Hall (Tuesday, 09 July 2019 16:41)

    Hi
    Modelling EM2 using Triang R351 as starting point. Can the EM2 soc tell me:
    The colour of the roofs for EM2s, cream or grey? (when clean!)
    Colour of cabside numbers, white or steam loco yellow?
    Position of number, just above builders plate on cabside or higher like on triang model?
    Just thought the EM2 soc would be the people to know the facts.
    Many Thanks