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Old 10th August 2009, 14:42   #16
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Wow..a truck on rails,never heard of it in India.This is for sure British enginering.
When the Konkan Railway was being built. there were a lot of Tata & Leyland Trucks running on rails.
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Old 10th August 2009, 14:53   #17
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See this Leyland on rails.
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Yup these are a common sight at any new railway line construction site.
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When the Konkan Railway was being built. there were a lot of Tata & Leyland Trucks running on rails.
You are absolutely correct.
When the construction of rail tracks on Konkan Railway is going on, there used to be some Tata trucks which used to ply on these tracks with the required material for construction, but they used to be fitted with some special kind of hydraulic mechanism which used to lift these trucks above the rail tracks & metal wheels attached to this mechanism wre used for driving the trucks on rail tracks.
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We are going OT here. There is a thread somewhere which discussed these modern day trucks on rails. We are in the Vintage Section trying to date that picture by Mr Kittur.
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Those were Austins right? Does the museum have a dodge like above?
I guess that smaller contraption is an Austin. No there is nothing that huge in the museum there. But will confirm after i ahve checked it out once again on my hard disk.
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Truck on rails!
This is a very nice picture.
There is a small Austin in the Mysore rail Museum which also ran on rails. It has been repaired the typical railway fashion, just put metal over the rusty part. No cutting out rusty metal, no denting into shape. Just visit the Delhi Rail Museum and see how engines etc. have been "restored?" in their workshops. So unless you can recognise the basic shape, you will not really recognise that as an Austin. Grill is also mad ein that manner.
In the Delhi Museum there is a Dodge Brothers truck on rails, pre 1930. It came originally from Matheran railways. It is narrow gauge.
Earlier I had mentioned that I have a set of police vehicle pictures. In that lot there is a Jeep and a Dodge truck of the 1950's which have been converted for dual use, road and rail. The rail "wheels" are permanently attached and can be lowered at will.
Very nice!

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We are going OT here. There is a thread somewhere which discussed these modern day trucks on rails. We are in the Vintage Section trying to date that picture by Mr Kittur.

Thanks Spitfire, I hope someone comes up with concrete info on this.
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Old 11th August 2009, 10:01   #24
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This is the Dodge Brothers truck modified for use on rails and now lying in the National Rail Museum Delhi.
It was used in Nerul.
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Here is the Austin Rail car. This picture is about 12 years old.
Looks quite complete, but the grill is a railway modification. For identification it has also been labelled as an Austin

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Got a more recent pic from a friend who is a member of IRFCA.

Pic Courtesy: [IRFCA] Welcome to IRFCA.org, the home of IRFCA on the internet.

@Kittur: maybe we should look up for that picture on the above site. Quite a lot of folks who know about railways in India.

Register and post that pic on there. Someone should be able to identify it hopefully.
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Got a more recent pic from a friend who is a member of IRFCA.

Pic Courtesy: [IRFCA] Welcome to IRFCA.org, the home of IRFCA on the internet.

@Kittur: maybe we should look up for that picture on the above site. Quite a lot of folks who know about railways in India.

Register and post that pic on there. Someone should be able to identify it hopefully.
Thanks mate. Will surely do it.
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Thanks mate. Will surely do it.
This one and the previous one are both Austins - 12 or a 16, circa 1945/46
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Here is the Austin Rail car. This picture is about 12 years old.
Looks quite complete, but the grill is a railway modification. For identification it has also been labelled as an Austin

Cheers harit
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Got a more recent pic from a friend who is a member of IRFCA.

Register and post that pic on there. Someone should be able to identify it hopefully.
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This one and the previous one are both Austins - 12 or a 16, circa 1945/46
A better pic of the Austin railcar can be found here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post979110 (Vintage and Classic Cars on Display in India)
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A grille shot of a Dodge Brothers rail car is found here - probably the same as posted earlier.

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