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


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



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: 3
  • #3

    Robert Taggart (Monday, 18 November 2019 14:56)

    Hello Patricia Hall, when you leave a comment I can't see any details on how to contact you please can you email info@em2ls.org.uk so we can get back to you.

  • #2

    Patricia Hall (Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:57)

    Glad my message ended up on your website. Never got a response though......

  • #1

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

    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