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    80 dismantled Belgian train engines sent on trains from France to Russia.

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    Train engines transported to Russia. France.

    World War One. 80 dismantled Belgian train engines sent on trains from France to Russia. Shot of train yard; pan right on moving train; then sweep across whole yard with rows & rows of tracks; with trains and parts of trains sitting on them. Shot of the train going by. Carrying the dismantled engines: flat cars with a bunch of wheels; etc. Industry; transportation; railroads.

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    October 2015: A visitor to the site has provided us with the following background on the subject: When the Germans attacked in August 1914, the Belgians managed to evacuate nearly half their railway engines to France, to prevent the Germans using them. Their very large freight locomotives were of limited use in France and 50 of them were sold to the Russians, although not all were shipped before the Russian Revolution.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:55:25:00 / 01:56:26:00
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  1. Unknown user says

    Er... by train from France to Russia? Through Germany, that is? ))

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