Crowd Pleaser

The World War Two amphibious vehicle is a major drawcard as a community group and school pay a visit

Buffalo 47 in the yard at Crowland Cranes; The gearbox was restored by David Brown Santasalo; The ‘new’ tracks were sourced from The Netherlands; New markings have come to light as restoration work has taken place

A year on from its recovery from under 30ft of mud, Buffalo 47 continues to draw plenty of interest. Crowland Buffalo LVT Association (CBLA) chairman Daniel Abbott said they were still receiving requests from local community organisations and groups to view the Rhine crossing veteran.

“Recently we had members of the Lincolnshire Fenland Preservation Group come visit us,” said Daniel. “They were very impressed and hadn’t realised how much detail could still be seen on the Buffalo considering it was underground for 74 years.

“They were amazed at the number of signatures on the bodywork and how much work has gone into getting it back into some sort of shipshape condition for the 75th Anniversary of the Crowland floods.”

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