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.

50007 Hercules

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50007 Hercules

50008 Thunderer

24 photos
50008 Thunderer

50015 Valiant

21 photos
50015 Valiant

50017 Royal Oak

15 photos
50017 Royal Oak

50019 Ramillies

19 photos
50019 Ramillies

50026 Indomitable

29 photos
50026 Indomitable

50027 Lion

23 photos
50027 Lion

50031 Hood

45 photos
50031 Hood

50033 Glorious

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50033 Glorious

50035 Ark Royal

40 photos
50035 Ark Royal

50042 Triumph

12 photos
50042 Triumph

50044 Exeter

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50044 Exeter

50049 Defiance

30 photos
50049 Defiance

50050 Fearless

22 photos
50050 Fearless

Other Mainline BR Classes

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Other Mainline BR Classes

Other Non-Mainline BR Classes

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Other Non-Mainline BR Classes

Power Units

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Power Units