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egbert

Narrow gauge RR video. Ride from depot to combat zone

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ianjonesncl

Fascinating

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bts1970

Thanks for posting the link Egbert.

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SilverFox100

These films are just so good and clear For that time. Brilliant thanks. Mike

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mrjustinhayward

Egbert, that's brilliant

Justin H

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17107BM

Great footage, thanks Egbert.

Did i spot a prisoner of war work party at @ one minute seven seconds into the film. It is to the left of the scene. The men are carrying shovels.

Could be wrong.

Cheers Egbert.

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985acoy

Great footage Egbert

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egbert

Great footage, thanks Egbert.

Did i spot a prisoner of war work party at @ one minute seven seconds into the film. It is to the left of the scene. The men are carrying shovels.

Could be wrong.

Cheers Egbert.

Possible right. I see one guard accompanying the group

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David B

Thanks for posting Egbert. Great filming.

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towisuk

Tremendous film quality Egbert..many thanks...

regards

Tom

p.s. It would be an interesting exercise in trying to determine whereabouts on the front the film was shot....

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Rockdoc

I'm intrigued by the varying states of the track. Some parts look like they've been thrown down a minute before the train appeared but others look to have been laid very carefully. There's a check-rail around a sharp RH curve, for example. It's only a pity that there isn't a date with it.

Keith

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MartH

Fantastic

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8055Bell

Doesn't the film say 1921?

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egbert

Doesn't the film say 1921?

Yes, compiled and shown. Footing is actual WW1

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Rockdoc

Thinking about it, I can't help wondering whether this wasn't shot during the summer of 1918. The Germans had captured a lot of Entente ground, of course, in Operation Michael, which would explain the British stores dump and well-established artillery positions that would have been several miles behind British lines, as well as the extremely relaxed attitude of all the soldiers. It also makes me wonder, given that both sides used 600mm-gauge lines, whether the Germans incorporated some of the captured track. Even if they didn't, there must have been quite a lot of it to be recovered and reused, not that you could establish that sort of thing from this.

Keith

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Terry Carter

There were remains of trenches and what appears to a small British burial plot to the side of the track at one point

Terry

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egbert

Considering the huge depots captured and the tracks passing old trenches it must be 1918 at the occasionof the last and great push

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Vista52

Fantastic links and films...thanks Egbert. At 4:09 there is a readable sign which says "Pion.- Park Ecoust-St. Mein". Looks like there's a lot of hay etc.

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8055Bell

Well spotted. Google map search 'Écoust-Saint-Mein, France' and we see the venue north east of bapaume.

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8055Bell

You can see the line of the old track winding between Bullecourt and Ecoust St Mein. Amazing ghost railway.

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Roger H

Astonishing! I wonder if Egbert's links could be put into one thread. I shall try and contact a mod

Roger

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Or perhaps Egbert could re-post the links in one thread himself?

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egbert

You can see the line of the old track winding between Bullecourt and Ecoust St Mein. Amazing ghost railway.

At which minute in the film please?

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egbert

Astonishing! I wonder if Egbert's links could be put into one thread. I shall try and contact a mod

Roger

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Or perhaps Egbert could re-post the links in one thread himself?

Roger, from now on I will tag them "Bundesarchiv - video" . So by clicking on the tag you will find all posted ones.

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Roger H

Ah, great idea Egbert

Roger

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