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Will try to post picture,  I  always wanted  to got to England  and drink a beer in a pub.  Hope to start a new resto on my m4a1 high speed tractor.

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I hope to start on the m4A1 high speed tractor soon as the weather warns up. I been collection nos part for a while now.  I think there might been enough good parts to build one   tractor

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Best of luck with the project Halftrackman. I'd just point out that if you fancy having a beer in an English pub, be best if you got your skates on. Pubs here are closing at quite a rate!

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Hi Ross,  I seen this on tv about the pubs closing. Dam      what else is going on in England.My family the Watson,s left England years ago.  Why did they leave, so we could help with inventing  the telly phone,   Bell first words on the phone, was (  Watson come here)B|     I sure would like to visit England, but it will never happing.   I like rock and roll,. beer , good looking gals and fast cars. 

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Well there's still plenty of beer around HTM but most of it seems to be bought from supermarkets. The prices charged by breweries in the pubs they own is a big factor. Then there was the smoking ban too, that didn't help. Pubs were often the focal point of a neighbourhood for my generation  but not so for young people now.  I'm with you on the beer and the rock and roll and the fast cars but got a bit too long in the tooth for the gals. 

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Just kidding about the gals, Me and the wife be married since 1964.  I will have a beer or 2, but like the rock and roll and fast cars.  I was wild back in the old days.

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A grainy picture that might interest you. The US  vehicles sent across to the UK in WW2 were landed in Liverpool in partially dismantled form. The job of reassembly and setting up was given to a big truck main dealers and arrived in such volume that there was no alternative but to store the completed vehicles in the surrounding streets. I drive up the road in the picture every day and never fail to think of the rows of vehicles that once queued up there. I know most of the vehicles stayed in Europe after the war but I wonder if the HS tractors went back to the US?

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1 hour ago, Ross said:

A grainy picture that might interest you. The US  vehicles sent across to the UK in WW2 were landed in Liverpool in partially dismantled form. The job of reassembly and setting up was given to a big truck main dealers and arrived in such volume that there was no alternative but to store the completed vehicles in the surrounding streets. I drive up the road in the picture every day and never fail to think of the rows of vehicles that once queued up there. I know most of the vehicles stayed in Europe after the war but I wonder if the HS tractors went back to the US?

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I think those vehicles were assembled by Pearsons. A few years ago archive photos from Pearsons were published in a book. I recollect some were initially posted on this forum by the late David Hayward, who was involved with the book publishing.

regards, Richard

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I have found a picture of one being used on Schiphol national airport in Amsterdam after the war. It looks like it was from the fire service...

 

 

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Thanks for the great pictures, post all the pictures you can.    I think most of the HST went to Germany after the war.The numbers that I put on my HST   front bumper  is a post war.  That unit was in Germany to  fight will the Russians if need be   .Thank God it never happen,  Also some went to Korea.      Well the yellow HST is a M4A1  HST, it had the wide tracks with duck bill on each side of track, bumper were wider and  the fenders, That a sportey hot rod HTS

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They seem to have done some more tuning...i don't know if it's the same tractor but it's the same airport firebrigade.

 

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18 hours ago, Citroman said:

They seem to have done some more tuning...i don't know if it's the same tractor but it's the same airport firebrigade.

 

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Very 'Thunderbirds' - I like it!

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It looks like a M6 high speed tractor, If so they are good at mod. jobs.   I read that a  museum in the  netherlands   has a M6 high speed tractor and a M4A1 hst.  They are very few left.

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Must be at Overloon i think, they really have a lot of stuff.

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