For further information on the Railway in the Middle East read an excerpt of the awesome
R.Tourret - Allied Military Locomotives of the Second World War: War Department locomotives
 
 
LMS Class 8F Stanier 2-8-0 Steam Locomotive
Hauling a freight train thru the desert
Stanier 8F less Tender with an USATC S100 0-6-0 behind
Concrete/steel protection against ubiquitous strafing Axis fighters
Easily discovered due to the smoke trail
Filmed while entering El Alamein station
 
 
LMS Class 545 2-6-0 E.S.R. Steam Locomotive
Passing a bulk of Bedford,Chevy,CMP etc. trucks
New Zealanders at work nearby
Note Arabic number on cab side
4 ways of moving in the desert
Hauling tank and box cars
New Zealander Railway Operators posing for the camera and at maintenance work
 
 
Whitcomb 65DE14 0-4-4-0 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
Whitcomb 65DE14 with Armoured Cab
Hauling captured German Diesel shunters
Ambulance Train
Sometimes disguised as boxcars while operating the dangerous Western Desert Extension Railway (WDER)
 
 
Flatcars
Loading A12 Cruiser Tanks on the E.S.R. flatcar
Loading A9 Cruiser Tanks at night
Crews of A15 Crusaders enjoying a cup of tea while leaving for the front
The famous 50-ton W.D. Warflat in all its beauty...
Further flatcar variants loaded with Valentines and a Matilda
 
 
Ambulances
Ambulance train with Locomotive in the middle
Ambulance train with Whitcomb 0-4-4-0 Diesel-Electric
 
 
Rail Maintenance
N.Z. Railway Operators on a 1939 Ford 91[9]T 134in.Wb. converted to Rail Truck


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