Crowle Peatland Railway Chronology
4 of us were sat around a table in the Lock, Stock & Barrel pub in Crowle and the idea of some form of preservation society to preserve the history of peat extraction on the moors and particularly its railways came up. As it was known there was a loco..Read More
The inaugural meeting of the society was held at Ealand Victory Hall to adopt a constitution and to elect officers of the society.
The Simplex Locomotive was recovered from Bank Top on Thorne Moors where it had been left after peat extraction finished. From photos in “The Peat Railways of Thorne and Hatfield Moors” the loco appears to have been abandoned in a siding. In addition to the loco we also acquired a..Read More
Acquisition of Schomas 5220 & 5129
The two Schoma locos (5220 & 5129) and three slave units were acquired by Crowle Peatland Railway and remained in Norfolk until storage at Crowle was sorted out.
Site visit for members to Crowle Peatworks to see where our base was going to be constructed.
Visit to Norfolk
Visit to see locos in Norfolk – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=CrowlePeatlandRailway&set=a.966014746826832
Schoma Locos delivered to Crowle
The two Schoma Locos and Slave units were delivered from Ray King’s site in Norfolk. They were initially stored in an existing Romney Hut on the Crowle Peatworks site (The Goat Shed). https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/124804883@N07/26658012870/
First Open Day
Open day to view static locos in the Goat Shed. They were not even on rails at that time – this was part of International Bog Day.
Heritage Open Days 2016
Heritage Open Days. Visit to see locos as part of Isle of Axholme Minibus Tour
Simplex move to The Old Peatworks
Simplex loco and peat winning equipment moved from Farm storage site to The old Peatworks https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=CrowlePeatlandRailway&set=a.1341975775897392