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Interesting van converted to run on railway tracks.
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3rd Ypres, according to caption. What's the platform attached to the tractor unit for?



-- Edited by Pzkpfw-e on Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:44:05 PM

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Weight? To help give traction?

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This is a Crewe Tractor, which was basically a standard Model T Ford car chassis bolted to the top of a 4 wheel rail platform with integral turntable. The original transmission was used, with (I think) final chain drive to the rail axle. It worked pretty well, apparently. Weight would have been necessary, as well as the rigidity and material strength needed to haul the number of trucks (and people) shown.

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