1933 Scammell Mechanical Horse. Streetlife Museum Kingston Upon Hull Yorkshire
LNER, Scammell Mechanical Horse , 3-ton Road Tractor Unit, built in 1933. Reg. No. AUW 381.
On loan from the National Railway Museum.
In 1934, Scammell produced the 3-wheeled 'Mechanical Horse', designed by Oliver North to replace horses in rail, postal and other delivery applications. This featured automatic carriage coupling. It was sold in 3- and 6-ton versions. The 3-tonner was powered by a 1,125 cc side-valve petrol engine and the 6-tonner by a 2,043 cc engine.
In the late 1940s, the 'Mechanical Horse' was superseded by the Scammell Scarab.
In 1967, the 'Scarab' was replaced by the 'Townsman'.
Thanks and credit to Wikipedia for most of the information.