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I have a bit of a woody for Aussie road trains and also the Yank big rigs. Watch Out back Truckers and Highway to Hell on a regular basis and have quite a collection of 1/25, 1/24 & 1/32 rigs.
Ok First photo is what the Aussies call a “B Double”. If you look carefully, you’ll see the front trailer has a shortened deck with a Turntable mounted over the middle of the axles.
Second is a Road Train, interestingly the Volvo is a Rare beast. It was one of two run by Simons and owned by Volvo. It was their prototype/development vehicles for Road Trains. One had a F16 500, the other a big Cummins, we weren’t allowed to jack the cab up all Top Secret. Every time the trucks returned to Brisbane, they disappeared to Volvos factory to be checked over. One trip they’d go like fcuk, next they’d be right dogs.
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From youtube first of three loads moving between June and July. Interesting at about 5 mins back up tractor unit appears to have two number plates UK German ?.
 

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Interesting the early use of the word truck. NOT to refer to the power/motive unit, but to the (dumb) towed trailers.

I suppose - back then - it was merely an extension of the use of the word truck, that until then, had been used to describe, refer to (small) four-wheeled, manually push-pulled, devices used to move materials around inside factories?
I had saw a picture of a big howitzer being towed by a steam engine(1900), digging deeper i discovered that while the armoured train was the established way of taking the fight to the boers the over land steam engine trains went where the tracks stopped. Am surmising(guessing) that the word truck hailed from the train carriage aka cattle/supply wagon/truck.
 
Interesting the early use of the word truck. NOT to refer to the power/motive unit, but to the (dumb) towed trailers.

I suppose - back then - it was merely an extension of the use of the word truck, that until then, had been used to describe, refer to (small) four-wheeled, manually push-pulled, devices used to move materials around inside factories?
Another Americanism? Noticed a lot of transport cafes are now "Truck Stops".

"Lorry" was once a particular type of horse-drawn vehicle.
 

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How about this piece of engineering? Brings a year to my eyes. A thing of beauty!
 

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