New locomotive arrives at Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

Lincolnshire Coastal Railway.
Lincolnshire Coastal Railway.

A new locomotive has arrived at the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway.

The loco has already been on its first test run at the visitor attraction in Ingoldmells.

The engine was saved from a peat works in Cumbria, which closed down after decades of cutting peat for garden centres across the UK.

A 2ft narrow gauge on the peat moors allowed it to run over the top of the peat, rather than sinking. It was similar to railways in First World War which had to avoid sinking in mud.

Light railway press officer John Chappell said: “As the peat industry has been in decline for a few years, the care and maintenance of their railway has been poor. Therefore, the loco and wagons are very much seen as ‘projects’, but we are excited about its arrival.”

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