'Jurassic' returns to the tracks

Peckett & Sons 0-6-0ST 'Jurassic'
114-year old steam engine pulls first passengers after long-awaited restoration
Published Wed, 2017-09-20 12:28

A steam engine built in 1903 is back on tracks for the first time in 30 years after a £43,600 overhaul.

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Peckett & Sons 0-6-0ST 'Jurassic' © Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Historic Vehicles Trust

Jurassic, a Peckett and Sons 0-6-0ST engine hauled its first passengers on the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (LCLR) tracks by Skegness Water Leisure Park on Sunday, September 17 during the Classic Wheels car and vehicle show.

The boiler, smokebox and firebox were repaired by North Norfolk Railway workshops in Weybourne whilst other jobs were contracted to local firms and specialist suppliers… As part of the grant, Jurassic's story will also be told through interpretation boards, leaflets and a video to explain her significance to Britain’s economic and transport history.

This surviving quarry engine was built in 1903 for the quarries and cement works of Kaye and Company in Southam in Warwickshire. The locomotive runs on tracks just two feet wide, which made it a perfect fit for the rails of the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway (LCLR), who bought the engine in 1961 to transport generations of holidaymakers between the bus terminus at Humberston, near Cleethorpes, with the local beach and holiday camp.

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