Friday, January 6, 2012

A very special pair of Rail Tractors......

On a recent trip back to Melbourne I was fortunate enough to secure this very special pair of rail- tractors. They are a Victorian Railways (VR) Rail Tractor and a Massey-Ferguson "6 Ton" Rail Tractor/Locomotive. Both of these rail-tractors were hand built by Harry Grosvenor and came packaged in their original box along with a delightful warehouse structure diorama named none other than "Grosvenor Rail Tractors".

Here is an over-all shot of the two rail-tractors and the structure/diorama that they came with.  
The Massey-Ferguson "6 Ton" Rail Tractor posing in front of the building diorama. Both rail-tractors are DC, have working lighting and genuine Kadee couplers.
The Victorian Railways Rail Tractor also taking its position in from of the building diorama. The attention to detail is evident in these models, a testament to Harry Grosvenor and his amazing construction skills.

A big thank you goes out to Paul & Annette at The Buffer Stop in Preston, Victoria for having such and exquisite item in their shop!


  1. Hi Rob,

    Harry was my brother's Grade 5 promary school teacher at Orbsost. I once met him whem my brother looked HArry up one day. He was a very nice guy - too few of them about I'm afraid...


  2. Thanks Julian - too right!

    This is such an inspirational story to share...

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