Two unidentified soldiers with a narrow gauge diesel or petrol powered Simplex, 40 horse power ...

Accession Number P03608.032
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 nitrate
Maker Unknown
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area
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

Two unidentified soldiers with a narrow gauge diesel or petrol powered Simplex, 40 horse power armoured tractor locomotive with a small, low sided 1 ton goods wagon attached, which is carrying a large radiator for another Simplex locomotive. The locomotive has stopped on a narrow gauge line through the Havrincourt Wood and the engine access doors have been opened. A batch of 115 of these locomotives were provided with an armour plated body, allowing usage in areas exposed to enemy fire and 20 of these locomotives were allocated to the Australian light railway operating companies. They were manufactured by the Motor Rail & Tramcar Company Limited, Bedford England.

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