Ever at the forefront of military technology, the Freedonain Army has today taken delivery of its first powerful Winpey Fergusson Military Prime Mover.
Built around a state-of-the-art WF Steam Engine MkXIII, with an integrated double reverse framistate control system - the first of these mighty machines is destined for the newly formed Freedonain Engineer Corps, and will be used to haul large guns, heavy loads and the like in battlefield conditions.
The new machine, christened 'The Thunderer' by the President Himself in an official ceremony Outside the Presidential Palace. This wonderful machine was purchased under a revolutionary private financing deal with the manufacturers Wimpey Fergusson. Wimpey Fergusson are well known for their high quality heavy engineering products such as steam engines, railways, armaments and agricultural machinery and at very competitive prices, the President said.
The increased mobility that the new 'Thunderer' will give our Brave armed forces will allow the formation of a new 'Mobility Corps' equipped with cavalry, the powerful steam car and a light petrol car (when not being used on Presidential Duties).
The Freedonian Parliment today approved a major package of investment in the Freedonian railways. In his speech on the subject the President said "For many years now our national railways have been a joke. I can't remember the last time I saw a train. Well it is high time our trains ran on time. Or at all really.".
The Minister of Finance reportedly fainted when the huge cost of the project was announced.
Mr Ravelli, the Minister of Buying Trains said "Looka, you wanna nice choo choo, well I getta nice choo choo, donta you worry about that none". According to sources close to the government, it is likely that the new railway will be equipped with some old US-build wood burning locomotives.