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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAYS, Sheet Metal Works, Worcester

Little is known about a possible battery powered electric tractor for use on the tramway between the Sheet Shops at Worcester. There are no records in the archives of the Industrial Railway Society nor has the MIAC previously seen any reference to it.

The archives of Birmingham City Council at the Central Library in Birmingham has a letter from the GWR Electrical Engineers Dept at Paddington dated 19/4/1918 addressed to Divisional Manager Walker at Worcester asking for more details about the proposed electric tractor (battery). Whether the proposal was ever effected is not known. The MIAC would welcome further details.

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