[Armoured train at Inchicore Works]
|Main Creator:||Hogan, W. D., photographer|
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2nd December 1922.
Information from users of NLI Flickr Commons: Members of the Railway Protection Repair and Maintenance Corps at Inchicore Works, Dublin, converting Lancia Armoured Cars for use on railways. This work was carried on between 1921 and 1923. Over 50 original open top Lancia Armoured Cars were converted at Inchicore, but only 7 were converted to rail cars. The road or highway version of the Lancias converted at Inchicore were used by the Irish army until WWII, and were known as the ''Hooded Terrors''. No Lancia rail cars survive, although one was kept in a siding at Inchicore until the 1950s.
This photograph was printed in the Sunday Independent, 3rd December 1922, with the following caption: ''A NEW PATROL CAR. Armoured Lancia and Crossley cars are now being made at Inchicore works. Photo shows a new pattern of single turreted car to travel either on road or rail. These cars are proving of great use in these trying times.''
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Physical description: 1 photographic print ; 11 x 16 cm.
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