I was very interested to see Grandad's picture of the Marmon Herrington operated by the Nairn Brothers. They were from New Zealand and after the First World War they pioneered a transport business across the desert in Africa. I have a book giving the towns and Cities they linked by road, a lot of it roughly following the centuries old camel trails and a lot where wheeled vehicles had never been before. I also gives the names of the Brothers, which I should remember but do not. Place names such as Damascus and Istanbul come to mind but I am not about to search several crates of books to get the details. There appear to be very few pictures of their freight carrying vehicles but more of their passenger buses which (I think) started with Cadillacs hauling semi-trailer buses but soon standardised on Marmon Herringtons.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,