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.

Schoma Advert

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 were kept at Ray King’s site in Norfolk until we were in a position to put them into storage at the Old Peat Works Site.

Schoma Locos in Norfolk - 16 Feb 2016
Schoma Locos in Norfolk
Schoma Locos in Norfolk - 16 Feb 2016
Mel, Wil and Tim at Ray KIng’s in Norfolk.

Schoma Locos in Norfolk - 16 Feb 2016
Schoma Locos in Norfolk - 16 Feb 2016
Schoma Locos in Norfolk - 16 Feb 2016

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 romney hut (AKA the goat shed).

Schoma Lodocs arrive at Crowle Moor
Schoma Lodocs arrive at Crowle Moor
Schoma Lodocs arrive at Crowle Moor
Schoma Lodocs arrive at Crowle Moor
Schoma Lodocs arrive at Crowle Moor
Schoma Lodocs arrive at Crowle Moor
Schoma Lodocs arrive at Crowle Moor

On September 5th 2018 the Schoma locos were moved from the Old Romney Hut to the New Romney Hut.

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The Locos in their new home.
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