THE NICEST DINGO I’VE EVER SEEN! 🙂
Old postcards are fascinating, they are like windows into the past. I enjoy looking at them online and, if I really like them, I buy them. Recently I succumbed to these two postcards of the 15 inch gauge Fairbourne Railway locomotive Dingo.
In the 1940’s the only locomotive capable of hauling larger passenger trains on the Fairbourne was the Bassett-Lowke’s Class 30 steam loco Count Louis. The railway decided to build a powerful internal combustion locomotive capable of substituting for Count Louis if required. Originally entering service in the summer of 1951, the new locomotive was powered by a 2.5 litre Daimler car engine and had two gearboxes to enable it to travel in both directions in a complete range of gears. The engine was the same as the one used in Second World War Daimler Dingo scout cars and this is how the locomotive got its unusual name.
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