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