NORTH BORNEO. 1945-08-01. ALL HANDS ARE NEEDED WHEN THE "JEEPOMOTIVE" REACHES ITS DESTINATION. ...

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number OG3140
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 3x4" safety base
Maker Harrison, John Thomas
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

NORTH BORNEO. 1945-08-01. ALL HANDS ARE NEEDED WHEN THE "JEEPOMOTIVE" REACHES ITS DESTINATION. HINDUS, MALAYS AND CHINESE WILLINGLY HELP BRAWNY DIGGERS TO SWING THE SMALL BUT WEIGHTY VEHICLE IN A HOMEWARD DIRECTION, USING AN IMPROVISED DISTINCTLY MANUAL "TURNTABLE". SOMETIMES HIGH ARMY OFFICERS COMMISSION "JEEPOMOTIVES" FOR EXPRESS RUNS BETWEEN FRONTS, AND FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAINS MUST THEN BE SIDETRACKED INTO LOOPS ALONG THE SINGLE LINE. STATIONMASTERS ARE IN TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION WITH THE CONTROL CENTRES, AND WARNINGS ARE QUICKLY FLASHED DOWN THE LINE.