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#1 by Micky boy , Thu May 28, 2015 2:56 pm

I wonder if any of my brummie friends can help? Years ago 50s 60 s my father worked for British rail transport, delivering goods around Birmingham and different yards,sometimes I would go with him up to curzon street.Anyway I'm rambling the goods were pulled by a three wheeled cab but I don't no what it was called who made it and if anyone has photos great let me no thanks Micky boy . o its parcel force now


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RE: British rail transport

#2 by Voltman , Thu May 28, 2015 5:08 pm

Micky Boy, I think you are referring to the Scammell Scarab.
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#3 by Micky boy , Thu May 28, 2015 7:02 pm

Nice one voltman u are brill big thank you Micky boy

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#4 by Sheldonboy , Thu May 28, 2015 8:50 pm

I think I am right in saying that the Scammel Scarab was the first articulated lorry. it was used extensively by British railways and a great deal of them were used by brewery's, Watneys certainly had them.


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#5 by Slow Jo , Thu May 28, 2015 8:52 pm

I remember them well ,going around brum ,it's going back a bit thought ,before that horse and cart's,remember them as well.


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#6 by Sheldonboy , Fri May 29, 2015 8:23 pm

I believe the Scammell Scarab was called the Mechanical Horse


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#7 by Voltman , Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:39 pm


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#8 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:50 pm

Fantastic little trucks the Scarab. I think they may have been the first Artic's.


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