Thanks to the efforts of the numerous, dedicated enthusiasts there are more than 300 preserved heritage mainline locomotives in the UK. These people work on a volunteer basis and devote enormous amounts of time and effort to help preserve these classic machines.

These locomotives can be seen at the many private railways across the country. They are in various states of repair from operational and certified for use on the national mainline to others requiring years of restoration work. Those fitted with the mandatory electronic equipment to allow for their operation on the national mainline are sometimes used for railtours and land cruises for a variety of train operators.

40012 Aureol

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40012 Aureol

40013 Andania

2 photos
40013 Andania

40106

9 photos
40106

40135

16 photos
40135

40145

4 photos
40145

50007 Sir Edward Elgar

10 photos
50007 Sir Edward Elgar

50008 Thunderer

20 photos
50008 Thunderer

50015 Valiant

18 photos
50015 Valiant

50019 Ramillies

19 photos
50019 Ramillies

50026 Indomitable

27 photos
50026 Indomitable

50027 Lion

21 photos
50027 Lion

50031 Hood

28 photos
50031 Hood

50035 Ark Royal

19 photos
50035 Ark Royal

50042 Triumph

7 photos
50042 Triumph

50044 Exeter

23 photos
50044 Exeter

50049 Defiance

18 photos
50049 Defiance

DP1 DELTIC

6 photos
DP1 DELTIC

55002 The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

12 photos
55002 The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

55009 Alycidon

10 photos
55009 Alycidon

55015 Tulyar

3 photos
55015 Tulyar

55016 Gordon Highlander

10 photos
55016 Gordon Highlander

55019 Royal Highland Fusilier

8 photos
55019 Royal Highland Fusilier

55022 Royal Scots Grey

7 photos
55022 Royal Scots Grey

Other Mainline BR Classes

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Other Mainline BR Classes

Other Non-Mainline BR Classes

28 photos
Other Non-Mainline BR Classes

Power Units

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Power Units