A diesel or petrol powered Simplex, 40 horse power armoured locomotive tractor with the serial ...

Accession Number P03608.015
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 nitrate
Maker Unknown
Place made Western Front
Date made c 1917-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A diesel or petrol powered Simplex, 40 horse power armoured locomotive tractor with the serial number LR2275, which was manufactured by The Motor Rail & Tramcar Company, Limited in Bedford England. This batch of 115 locomotives were provided with an armour plated body allowing usage in areas exposed to enemy fire. 20 of these locomotives were allocated to the Australian light railway operating companies. Note that the engine access doors have been opened to show the engine and the back of the operators seat is visible inside.

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