Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days (2019)
included Crowle Peatlands Railway. Schoma loco diesel hydraulic "The
Thomas Buck" stands outside
the impressive workshop with attached slave unit, in between
demonstration runs up the short length of trackwork.
second of the operational Schomas stands in the shed...
....soon to be brought out into the open
to allow photography of two locos side by side.
W/N 5220 "The Thomas Buck" pauses
alongside W/N 5130.
"The Thomas Buck" heads back towards the
shed with the slave unit leading - the "funnel" on slave is actually the
The two road shed/workshop with loco W/N
5129, slave unit and peat wagon on right, and two peat wagon chassis
converted to flat trucks on left.
The only remaining peat wagon of the system. They were lifted by large
fork lift trucks to empty.
Schoma 5129 standing in front of slave
The hefty slave unit which provided extra
Looking back towards the shed.
The driver slowly negotiates the
The control panel in "The Thomas Buck".
Cab comforts include heating and air conditioning!
View from cab as we travel towards the
buffers. Plans are in hand to extend onto the peat moor beyond the gate.
As a statement of intention some sleepers
are already in place for extension.
View out of cab rear window as we return
to the shed. I spent a very enjoyable two hours here - the volunteers
were very welcoming and were
happy to share their knowledge of the peatlands and its railway system
whick closed in 2001. BACK