Schöma 5129

Ownership:Crowle Peatland Railway – purchased from Ray King with funding from the Isle of AXholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership.
Build Date:1990
Manufacturer:Schöma (Christoph Schöttler)
Original Engine:5 Cylinder Deutz, 86 HP
Replacement:6 Cylinder Deutz, 105 HP – by Alan Keef of Ross on Wye.
Supplied to:Fisons
Works Number:5129 (Loco) 5131 (slave)
Current location:The Old Peatworks, Crowle

As peat trains got longer, Fisons needed locos with more power to pull them and turned to Christoph Schöttler of Diepholz in Germany. The company was supplied with two locomotives developing 86 HP from 5 Cylinder Deutz engines.

Each was accompanied by a slave unit which contained additional motors to provide greater traction.

Power was increased still further in the late 1990s when the engines were replaced with 6-cylinder Deutz engines that developed 105 HP. The conversion work was carried out by Alan Keef at Ross on Wye.