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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Other Narrow Gauge => Topic started by: Stephen Hussar on April 16, 2009, 07:03:35 AM

Title: WWI Trench Railway film
Post by: Stephen Hussar on April 16, 2009, 07:03:35 AM
Some really excellent footage can be found here: http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,126092,126092#msg-126092
Title: Re: WWI Trench Railway film
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on April 16, 2009, 09:31:17 AM
Steve;
   I just found it on NG Discussion and rushed to see if anyone posted here. Thanks for doing it. It is excellent footage. It's interesting to note some of the "safety" standards like smoking in the ammunition car. It's also interesting to watch the brakeman wait till the last possible second to throw switches.
Dave
Title: Re: WWI Trench Railway film
Post by: Ken Fleming on April 16, 2009, 06:13:16 PM
My father served in France in 1918 and always talked about the "little trains".  He had three years on the Q (CB&Q) as a brakeman before being drafted'  He was one to those artilleryman using those shells hauled by the little trains. As an aside, my brother wound up as a brakeman in Italy when WWII ended.  He had served in the same division as Julius did.