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Mick Norton

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Shortly after D Day, diesel shunting locos were brought ashore from landing craft on the invasion beaches to aid the RE Railway Operating Companys in their demands for motive power as they began to operate the French railways.

I think the dozers towing are Cat D7s?

Can anybody throw any light on the trailer carrying the locomotive?  Is it track mounted?  difficult to see.

Mick

D Day Sappers bringing locomotive ashore.jfif

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Its a Trailer, 40 Ton, Tracked, Recovery designed by Cranes.  According to the information given on a 1:76 scale plan I have, 75 were built in 1944/45 by Boulton and Paul. Both the front and rear bogies were tracked.

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That is a really usefull piece of kit. Do any survive?

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The famous surviving D Day diesel locomotive, "Overlord", is preserved at the Chatham Dockyard museum

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Hi Mick

I'm not sure how well it will scan as it is a bit faded, but if you PM me with your email address I send you a copy.

Bill

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On 1/18/2020 at 10:45 AM, BillS said:

Hi Mick

I'm not sure how well it will scan as it is a bit faded, but if you PM me with your email address I send you a copy.

Bill

Hi Bill. 
ive just been reading through this thread and plan on building the Utah beach landings using this trailer and D8s towing in WD 29 & 32 

 

would it be possible to have a copy of those plans to my email 

 

steve_farrier@hotmail.co.uk 

 

kindest regards

 

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Hi Steve

I've just emailed you a copy.  You might want to check the plan against the dimensions given in Wally Duggan's post in case scanning it and printing it out at your end has affected the scale.

Regards

Bill

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While up dating the file on auxiliary army workshop locations l came across this there would have been a file but l do not have it sorry for the poor quality but the paper in this file is a shade of light green

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