Rail wheel mounted trucks and lorries

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Rail wheel mounted trucks and lorries

Post by Stanford9 » 17 Sep 2011 16:15

ROUGH LORRY ON RAIL.jpg
I have a photograph of a WWII lorry or truck that has had its road wheels replaced by rail wheels and it's on a rail track and being loaded. I've hunted but can find no reference to such a heavy road truck; it certainly isn't a 'draisine'. If anyone can shed light on this and the practice of mounting heavy vehicles directly on rails I would be very pleased to hear about it and pointed in the right direction for more information.
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Re: Rail wheel mounted trucks and lorries

Post by Simperator » 17 Sep 2011 21:30

Hi,

It was quite usual in the Wehrmacht to use sometimes trucks as railway transporters, usually these were home-made, but some have been used in the 30's by the Reichsbahn. Here some variants:

http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/6005/ ... hrzeug.jpg

http://www.eisenbahnstiftung.de/bg/pics/4929.jpg

http://images.kitlink.com/Products/imag ... S35078.JPG

http://www.panzerfux.de/panzerfux/prodp ... 41_b_0.JPG

http://u.jimdo.com/www25/o/s2ce9f596fe7 ... ich-ab.jpg

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Simon

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Re: Rail wheel mounted trucks and lorries

Post by Bill Murray » 17 Sep 2011 21:56

Stanford:

Also, go here for quite a lot of photos on this Forum on the subject.

Bill
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... s+on+rails

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Re: Rail wheel mounted trucks and lorries

Post by Stanford9 » 17 Sep 2011 22:53

Thank you Simon and Bill, that's a great help, I'll have a good look at all that!
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Re: Rail wheel mounted trucks and lorries

Post by Christoph Awender » 18 Sep 2011 08:33

Hello,

As said above there is already a great thread about htis topic so I am closing this one.

/Christoph

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