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ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #255 on: October 21, 2022, 10:24:23 AM »
 Pictures of the pannel tracks in the engineshed yard the day they arrived in Pithiviers.
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« Reply #256 on: October 21, 2022, 12:41:15 PM »
Does AMTP have a forklift that was suitable to transfer those panels from the trucks they arrived at Pithiviers on to the flat cars in the photo?  :)
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« Reply #257 on: October 22, 2022, 05:58:26 AM »
No they don't but every time they need one they rent it and Seb the AMTP's President knows how to use a forklift properly and  carefully. A pic of the day the pannel tracks arrived in Pithiviers.

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« Reply #258 on: October 22, 2022, 05:16:23 PM »
Interesting that the name on the rental is in English.

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #259 on: October 23, 2022, 07:47:21 AM »
Interesting that the name on the rental is in English.

If u r referring to New Holland, that is the manufacture.

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #260 on: October 23, 2022, 01:36:49 PM »
New Holland is the spinoff company from Ford Tractor, which became Ford New Holland, which became just New Holland.  Company is based in, (you guessed it), New Holland, Pennsylvania which is about 20 miles northeast of Lancaster.  Great little town and a nice place to live.
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« Reply #261 on: October 23, 2022, 03:45:30 PM »
The original new Holland Co. was founded in 1895, sold to Sperry in 1947, acquired by Ford in 1986, and sold again to Fiat Agri in 1991. It is still owned by that company, which is headquartered in Turin, Italy. There are several CNH New Holland plants around the world.

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« Reply #262 on: October 23, 2022, 05:08:25 PM »
During my years with Sperry we would make annual visits to the various manufacturing sites.  This was before Sperry was bought by Burroughs who sold New Holland to Ford to recover the cash for the buyout.  Prior to the sale, New Holland was not a full line manufacturer of farm equipment as it didn't offer a tractor.  At all the New Holland briefings when they showed slides of all the equipment they manufactured the last was always the Manure Spreader.  The standing joke was this was the only product that they wouldn't stand behind.
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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #263 on: October 24, 2022, 12:58:17 AM »
Thank you so much you all for your informative replies about New Holland. This company was one of the major sponsors of Terres de Jim 2022 and had of course a  large own stand on the show with ,among other equipments, a giant combined harvester with a 61 feet wide mowing blade . So giant rig that the pic I took exceeds and by far the permitted 400KB of this forum. Have a good week.

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #264 on: October 24, 2022, 08:11:45 AM »
Alain, one way to work around the size limitation of images uploaded directly to the WW&F forum is to use a 3rd party 'photo host'. There are a number of photo hosts available, some with fees and some free of charge.

One that is free of charge, and I use and like is PostImages.org.
https://postimages.org/

PostImages internally takes care of managing the image size, so there are no restrictions on sizes you can upload. Creating an account is not required, but if you do create an account then its easy to manage the images that you have previously uploaded.

Once you upload a photo to that site, it presents you with a link that you can copy.   Then come to the WW&F site and paste that link into your message. 

If you have any issues using Postimage with the WW&F site you can send me a PM / Private Message and I'm sure I can resolve them.
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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #265 on: October 25, 2022, 10:48:38 AM »
Thank you Graham I'm going to try it.
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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #266 on: October 25, 2022, 11:39:18 AM »
It works !Thank you so much.

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #267 on: November 03, 2022, 01:18:48 PM »
GOOD NEWS FROM PITHIVIERS
 This year AMTP is making big as ridership goes, especially as regards the Halloween Specials. Last weekend 832 visitors rode the trains with a totally unbelievable peak of 502 passengers on Saturday. The weather was good even uncannily warm on Saturday but it was Halloween after all. The volunteers had of course spooky bloody ghostly outfit on like a great many kids and adults. The inside of the museum, the Brigadelok and the closed cars were also decorated. An extra diesel powered train with 4 opened cars ran once on Saturday and three times on Sunday. The speeder, maybe I should say the Spider, with  two light wounded American officers on board ran on the main and around the loop in Bell├ębat. Kids were treated with candies on each train and pancakes were waited for everybody in Bellebat depot, the buffet car was taken by storm. Visitors and volunteers had a blast. Up to now the global ridership is 6210 in 58 operating days. With the Santa's Specials it's going to reach  at least 6800 and hopefully 7000. Time will tell.

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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #268 on: November 03, 2022, 05:14:07 PM »
A carload of happy [scary] :o customers!  8)
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Re: AMTP in Pithiviers, France
« Reply #269 on: November 04, 2022, 07:38:20 AM »
Sure Graham and two more pics. The Brigadelok climbing up the 0.9 % grade toward Bellebat and the WW1 Speeder nicknamed Rail Runner en route to Bell├ębat a few minutes later.