Le Tourneau Logistical Car LCC-1 Sno-Train
LeTourneau called the result the YS-1 Army Sno-Train but the Army knew it as the Logistics Cargo Carrier, or LCC-1.
The LCC-1 combined the wheels of the Sno-Buggy with the power system of the Tournatrain to produce a 16x16 vehicle with one locomotive and three cars capable of handling a load of 45 tons in total.
The control cab was itself articulated into two compartments; a heated driving compartment in front for the crew of three, and a rear section containing the 600-hp diesel engine, generators and fuel tanks. The cab also sported a powered crane on the rear.
In spite of starting the project before the VC-22, the LCC-1 required much more customization, and was not completed until January 1956.
After testing at the factory, it was handed over to the Army in March, and continued testing in snow at the TRADCOM proving grounds in Houghton, Michigan.
After acceptance, it was sent to Greenland, and then traveled around the north for some time, making its last cargo run in 1962.
The LCC-1 eventually ended up abandoned in a salvage yard right behind FT. Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Despite the years of neglect, the LCC-1 still has its 10 foot tall wheels as well as its generators.
In addition to the LCC-1's primary drive unit, there are also ten of its original trailers in the FT.
Wainwright yard, which is not far from the site where the VC-22 sits abandoned.
Today, the LCC-1 now has a permanent site at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse , Yukon where people can marvel at its uniqueness while driving past on the Alaska Highway.
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