Trucks on Tracks

Cuthbertson were famous in the early 1960s for their tracked conversion kits for Land Rovers. Louise Limb finds one on an 88in Series One in the REME Museum Reserve Collection

Tucked away in the breathtaking vehicle reserve collection at the recently relocated museum of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), Lyneham, is a well-used Series One Land Rover sitting on top of a set of Cuthbertson tracks. Though some details of its exact history remain a mystery, this audacious little vehicle symbolises and highlights both the unique pragmatism and ingenuity of REME’s technicians and the clever design of engineering expert James A Cuthbertson; it is completely fitting that the Series One now resides at Lyneham.


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