Our Progress

Acquisition of the Schoma Locos

Acquisition of the Schoma Locos

Crowle Peatland Railway acquired the two Schoma Locos after a member, Will Coleman, spotted an advertisement for the locos on-line in 2014.  It turned out that the dealer, Ray King, in Norfolk had two of the Schoma Locos and three of the slave units  in all. An initial visit was made by Mel Bailey and Tim…

Building the New Maintenance Shed

Building the New Maintenance Shed

Planning permission was initially submitted in December 2016. – https://apps.northlincs.gov.uk/application/pa-2016-1699 The choice of a Romney Hut was to match the adjacent building used by North Lincolnshire Council for housing goats.  Romney Huts were developed at the outbreak of World War II as one of a series of prefabricated huts to supplement the World-War-I-era Nissen hut. The…

Renovation of Simplex Loco 40s302

Renovation of Simplex Loco 40s302

The simplex loco is our oldest locomotive and has never left the Humberhead peatlands after being purchased new by Fisons in 1967. It was built by Motor Rail Limited at their Bedford Works. Originally supplied with a short cab, the cab was extended to make it easier for operators to get in and out of….