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 Allen to see the locos. This was followed up by a visit on the 16th February 2015 when 5 members went to look at the locos.
The locos were in excellent condition and started immediately despite having been left unused for a considerable period of time.
The locos were purchased once a price had been agreed but
The locos were eventually delivered to The Old Peat Works on the 10th May 2016. They were delivered early in the morning and a number of members were on hand to help put them into storage in the old
On September 5th 2018 the Schoma locos were moved from the Old Romney Hut to the New Romney Hut.