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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Two Footers outside of the US => Topic started by: Robert Hale on November 27, 2017, 09:25:33 PM

Title: Model T crew car?
Post by: Robert Hale on November 27, 2017, 09:25:33 PM
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/165540.html?1287079504

Interesting use of a model T

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Title: Re: Model T crew car?
Post by: John L Dobson on February 13, 2018, 07:12:45 PM
This is a 'Crewe tractor'. Model T Fords converted for use on the trench railways in WW1 by the LNWR Works at Crewe in Cheshire. They were designed so that they could be easily converted back to road use. IIRC, Their main use was actually by British Forces fighting the Germans in East Africa. After the war one found its way to the 15" gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, and I believe the power unit is still in existence in one of their ICL Locos.