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Robert Hale

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Model T crew car?
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:25:33 PM »
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John L Dobson

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Re: Model T crew car?
« Reply #1 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.
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