Soviet Standard Size Military Trains

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Re: Soviet Standard Size Military Trains

Post by bf109 emil » 10 May 2010 08:05

1. YW
2.in honesty i think the whole building of a different gauge IIRC to prevent just this or another army using worked to a point. But maybe more so better by poor construction then by a different width.

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Re: Soviet Standard Size Military Trains

Post by Jon G. » 10 May 2010 08:40

...which has absolutely no bearing on the standard size of Soviet military trains, as asked by the OP, and expounded by me.

I posted some data about Soviet railroads here http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 4#p1161344

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Re: Soviet Standard Size Military Trains

Post by bf109 emil » 10 May 2010 09:09

Jon...thanks for the link...
...which has absolutely no bearing on the standard size of Soviet military trains, as asked by the OP, and expounded by me.
yes, perhaps if possible you can split this thread to where discussion went array into a another thread perhaps titled... differences between Germany railways and Soviets or... difficulties of German railway upon Russian lines in WW2.

Thanks again for the Link (as i IMHO would not have located or sought to look in the lend lease thread it was posted within)
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Re: Soviet Standard Size Military Trains

Post by bf109 emil » 06 Sep 2010 22:46

an interesting site and might be enjoyed or viewed to anyone interested in pics...http://www.o5m6.de/RussianRail.html

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Re: Soviet Standard Size Military Trains

Post by Jon G. » 10 Sep 2010 17:44

Nice cartoonish drawings on that site. Note how high above track level the Soviet engines' boilers are. A high-placed boiler is usually considered a desirable quality in a steam engine, and the Soviets could build on that thanks to the greater loading gauge of their railroads.

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