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WW1 Narrow gauge photos.

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Baldwin, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. andrewtoplis

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    Could you suggest any books / articles on the trench railways?
     
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    All the following are good, although not necessarily easy to get hold of:

    Light Railways of the First World War, by W.J.K Davies
    Narrow Gauge at War, by Keith Taylorson
    Narrow Gauge at War 2, by Keith Taylorson
    The Light Tracks from Arras, by T.R.Heritage

    Also take a look at:

    War Office Locomotive Society
    War Department Light Railways | Dedicated to the Light railways of WW1 & the men who operated them…

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    Chris.
     
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    Interesting selection of locomotives there, some of them look British and others look German?
     
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    From front to back you have a Kerr Stuart Joffre (british built to a modified french design), a Dick Kerr petrol loco (british), 3 Hunslet WD 4-6-0s (british), a Baldwin WD design (albeit missing its tanks, probably a british army 4-6-0, but American built) then another Hunslet WD and another Baldwin. In all likelyhood a fully British Army lineup.

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    One to look out for is a new book being published by Roy Link, due some time next year but no fixed date yet. Details from the web site are : In preparation: WDLR Album - a snapshot of British forces 60cm gauge on the Western Front - March 1918. Over 80 high quality photographs, plus drawings, maps, ephemera etc. There have been a couple of adverts on the back of Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling, which magazine has had a number of articles on WD rolling stock with some good drawings.

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    When Narrow Gauge to the front meant just that ! [​IMG]
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    There is also an archive of historic & current WW1/WD photos on the "www.ww1-event.org" - Tracks to the Trenches 2014 official website here: Tracks to the Trenches - 2014

    You will have to hunt around it to see them all though.... ;)
     
  18. Baldwin

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    French Campagne locomotive...... great chair !! On a summer sunday afternoon some fourteen years ago, i found one of these locomotives in a dump belonging to a quarry equipement company, just two miles from where i lived at the time, the locomotive dated from 1919, you can imagine the surprise, i tried to save it, but the owner prefered to let it rot, what can you do ?[​IMG]
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    ...On the German side, a "station" complete with platform and waiting room !![​IMG]
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