Mobile friendly

I have changed this website’s WordPress theme, so hopefully it should now be more mobile device friendly. Let me know if anything doesn’t work.

Meanwhile, I would recommend following “Historical Railway Images” on Flickr for lots of great photos of railways in the Middle East, such as this view of Krupp 2-8-0 steam locomotive No 1446 in Iraq. Click for more.

Iraq Railways - Krupp 2-8-0 steam locomotive Nr. 1446 (built 1956)

Hudswell Clarke steam loco model

Model of Hudswell Clarke steam loco built for Iraq

The Middleton Railway in Leeds has this model of a 2-8-4T steam locomotive supplied to the Iraq Petroleum Co by Hudswell Clarke. This model was displayed in the entrance to Hudswell Clarke’s offices.

There are rumours that one of these engines (No.2) had survived in Iraq, and may even still exist, possibly near Kirkuk… does anyone know more?