Perhaps the alternative title for this should be "wheeling by"? An image from the O'Dea collection of a giant piece of electrical equipment for the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). This was taken out on the Naas Road where it had apparently escaped the traffic congestion it had caused in Dublins city centre and was about to cause in towns such as Naas and Newbridge!
The leading tractor, pulling the low-loader, is identified as a Scammell Transporter/Tractor. The precise spot on the Naas road is not (yet?) confirmed...
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection:James P. O'Dea
Date: October 1963
NLI Ref.: ODEA 37/43
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
I think it is a Scammell Tractor - reminds me of a blue Matchbox Pickfords one I had as a child, like this - https://www.flickr.com/photos/ron1eey_ace/10036059365/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2737295639/
There's a somewhat similar one in the National Transport Museum in Howth.
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Probably just as part of that road was being converted into dual carriageway?
Many of these large loads traveled at night through towns and villages.I do remember in 1958 the "old Hogan Stand coming through Newbridge on its way to The Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, it had been disassembled of course.
The other truck is a Foden tractor. www.flickr.com/photos/darren_hall/6877575679
almost looks like the front bumper on the first truck was removed
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That is one seriously big machine. Incredible shot - I like the way he included himself with his shadow.
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