|Regular Broughdale Hobby visitor John
Harriot from Australia shared this image with us.
" I thought
you may appreciate a picture of my lastest AusTrak
module and VR branchline goods train headed by a VR K
class steam loco (MicroAce 2-8-0 mech).
"Good on ya mate" That is some real model
Thai death railway
built during World War 2nd at the dangerous curve at
Broughdale customer Geoff Chandler recently
had an opportunity to ride on the infamous "Death
Railway" in Thailand. Built by Prisoners of War for the
Japanese during WW2. His description and the post card
publishers caption say it all.
"It is very hot indeed. It's winter too.
I went on this today. Really nerve wracking for this part of
the journey. One hopes the maintenance men have done their
their stuff. Our train was locomotive hauled."
Note:- 7 of 10 deaths on this
slave labour built line were Asian workers and their families.
Effectively creating Japan's equivalent of the Holocaust.
Brutal conditions and starvation were a hallmark of the line
for which few responsible faced penalties.
photo copyright Menno Meijer 2002 used with
here's a little machine hauling goods through
region of Belarus by a village called Garbovichy
Chausy. almost all the rail here is electric with
exception of these local branch lines. This is the
most common of the Belarusian state railway's
happy Canada Day and see you soon.
on the influence of American Lend/Lease Alco
copied by the Soviets as the TE1-20 the
locomotive shown here is an even more
powerful switcher for mainline use built in
Czechoslovakia to a requirement from the
Soviet Ministry of Ways and Communications.
This is the ChME3 or 'Chmushka' of which
7,454 were built between 1964 and the early
1990's. ChME3-6755 (4M33-6755) shown here near
Garbovichy in Belarus appears to have the
rheostatic braking vent on the short hood.
(For more on Russian Locomotives see
Continental Modeller July 2002)
Eureka Railroad in
customer John Loynes has built these
locomotives from kits and parts supplied by
Broughdale Hobby. The Eureka Railroad is set
on the Canada-US border.
1. "Weaver RS3 now painted
and 'Canadianised' - supplied by
2. "Scratchbuilt Northern
Pacific 4-6-0 S4 #1352 using some PSC
parts previously supplied by you"
John's models. 1
1444 Glenora Drive, London, Ontario, Canada, N5X 1V2
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