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Mick Norton

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  1. The US Naval Construction Battalions (CBs) became known as the "SEABEES." in WW2. These equipment's went ashore at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands after the Japanese forces were defeated.
  2. The lower Vickers is towing a 12/16 cu yd Onions scraper at the Ponderosa Wainscott in the earluy 1960s.
  3. Some military Fowler Challenger dozers and literature. Fowler Challenger.jfif
  4. Some RE Vickers VR 180s. All early 1960s. Vickers dozing.jfif Vickers on trailer.jfif
  5. A couple of Vickers VIgor VR180s. One at Greven Airstrip construction in West Germany in 1968. Royal Engineers task. The other an early VR180 version rope operated.
  6. Dear All, Does anyone have any detail on post WW2 Sherman tanks that were converted to a civil engineering role? The two photographs I attach show typical conversions such as pulling a towed box scraper. Any information would be appreciated. Mick
  7. A few more images of the WW1 piling operations. WW1 RE Piling 4.jfif WW1 RE Piling 3.jfif WW1 RE piling 2.jfif WW1 RE Piling 1.jfif
  8. Dear All, Can anyone throw any light on this Royal Engineer Rail Mounted Piling Rig? Not sure of the date of the image though possibly post WW1? Steam driven and maybe a legacy of WW1 Railway Operating Division. I rescued the original image from a skip at the Royal School of Military Engineering in 1984. Mick
  9. Bill,

    Many thanks for your feedback.  My email address is <micknorton1944@gmail.com>


  10. 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
  11. Operation Crown Thailand 1967 - Post Crown road. Cat D8H push loading a Euclid motorised scraper in a borrow pit area adjacent to the main alignment. This particular Euclid had been used on Christmas Island as part of Operation Grapple and the H Bomb testing in the late 1950, early 1960s.
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