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Engineering students at North Lindsey College have taken delivery of a historical locomotive in a bid to restore it to its former glory.

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14 September 2018

The College is playing a huge part in a drive to return the Simplex Mechanical Locomotive to the Crowle Moors and create a physical link to historical peat working. Engineering students will be working on the project as part of their course and be part of the project.

The restoration project is a working with interested parties including the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire who will be creating a replica of the carriages and North Lindsey College who have the main traction unit, which will be restored to its former glory including a new engine.

Melvyn Bailey (Chairman of the Crowle, Peatland and Railway Society) said, “This project started around four years ago when the loco was going to scrap. We have been in negotiation in a view to renovate it and two years ago we finally got it formally signed over and the responsibility to get it up and running.

“It’s been a great opportunity for the society to work with North Lindsey College on such an important project; this particular locomotive was used on the moor as one of the workhorses.”

Emma Carter, (North Lindsey College Level 2 Engineering student, will be working on the project and said, “I am really excited about this and can’t wait to start taking it apart and putting it back together again. I will enjoy looking at the mechanisms and how they work and how they differ from today’s modern engineering techniques.”

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