Motor Rail Ltd


Whilst we have had books before telling parts of the Motor Rail story, and especially its Simplex range of IC locomotives, this is the first complete history to appear.

Starting by building IC powered tramcars for Karachi, it was the First World War, and its IC engined Simplex tractors for the WD lines in the war zone, that really established the business.

Similar small IC engined locomotives became the company’s staple product, in assorted shapes and gauges, although it also produced non-rail equipment, largely for the construction industry.

The locomotive business was taken over by author Alan Keef's firm in 1987 and this book benefits from many archive illustrations which he also acquired.

This book ncludes details of many survivors of Motor Rail Ltd’s output. 152 pages, very well illustrated with B&W photos and some drawings. Hardbound.