This section covers the AC preservation period from the Early Years through to 1999. The year-by-year sub-sections cover our own history in more detail, plus other AC heritage developments outside the Group. Summaries for all pages can be found below. The sub-sections are grouped for convenience.
|The Early Years
(1979 - 1996)
|1979 - 84001 goes on loan to York
1981 - 306017 is hidden away at Ilford
1988 - The last APT-P preserved at Crewe
1991 - Peter Holt buys 81002
1992 - Pete Waterman buys 82008, 83012 and 85101, then 81002 too!
1992 - 89001 is 'Preserved'
1994 - 84001 claimed by the NRM
1995 - 84009 is scrapped
1996 - The Great Waterman Rail Sale
1996 - The AC Locomotive Group forms
|1997||Purchase of locos completed.
Crewe Electric Depot Open Day
Members visit Barrow Hill for the first time
|1998||Toton Open Day
Three of our locos move to Barrow Hill
First modern traction Gala at BH
|1999||83012 roars for the first time
82008 repainted into Large Logo Blue
84009's cab moves to BH
85101 prepared for movement from Crewe
Generator Car bought and moved to BH