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Sign: Jerusalem - HaMesila Park - 1918 - Steam locomotives (19)


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HaRakevet Rd 5, Jerusalem, Israel
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WWI
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לאחר הסבת מסילת הרכבת יפו-ירושלים - לרוחב תקני על ידי הצבא הבריטי, הופעלו לאורכה בעיקר קטרי קיטור שהיו בבעלות הצבא. בעבודות ההסבה והעיתוק השתתפו לרוב קטרים מסוג 0-6-0ST מתוצרת חברת מינינג וורדל (Manning Wardle) הבריטית. בעוד שרכבות הנוסעים והמשא הסדירות הובלו בעיקר על ידי קטרי 0-6-0 ישנים. שנרכשו מחברת הרכבות הבריטית LSWR.
לאחר המלחמה יובאה גם כמות גדולה של קטרי 4-6-0 מתוצרת חברת בולדווין (Baldwin) האמריקנית, שחלקם ממשיך לעבוד עד סוף תקופת הקיטור בארץ ב-1959.

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קטר LSWR 0-6-0 על גשר עץ זמני בקו לירושלים, מלחמת העולם הראשונה
قاطرة LSWR 0-6-0 على جسر خشبي مؤقت في خط القدمی الحرب العالمية الاولی
An LSWR 0-6-0 locomotive on a temporary wooden bridge on the Jerusalem line, World War I.

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في عام 1918 ، بعد تحويل سكة يافا القدس الى عرض قباسي على يد الجيش البريطاني ، شغلت على طولها بالاخص قاطرات بخارية يمتلكها الجيش ، في أعمال التحويل والتعديل اشتركت بالاخص قاطرات من نوع 0-6 -0ST من صنع شركة منيتك وردل (Manning Wardle) البريطانية ، في حين قادت قاطات 6-0-0 فديمة قطارات المسافرين والبضائع المنتظمة ، التي تم شراؤها من شركة القطار البريطانية LSWR

بعد الحرب ، تم استيراد كمية كبيرة من قاطرات صنع شركة بالدوين (Baldwin) الأمريكية ، اسمر بعضها في العمل حتى نهاية فترة القطارات البخارية 4-6-0 دن في البلاد في 1959

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קטר 0-6-0ST Manning Wardle של הצבא הבריטי, בשנות ה-30 של המאה ה-20.
قاطرة 0-6-0ST Manning Wardle التابعة للجيش البريطاني ، في الثلاثينات من القرن ال -20
A British army Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST locomotive, 1930s.

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In 1918, after the British army converted the Jaffa-Jerusalem railway line to standard gauge, it was operated mainly by the army’s steam locomotives. The conversion work and shunting was carried out mainly by 0-6-0 Saddle Tank (ST) locomotives made by the British firm of Manning Wardle, while the regular passenger and freight trains used old 0-6-0 locomotives purchased from the British London & South Western Railway (LSWR). After the war, large number of American Baldwin 4-6-0 locomotives were imported, some of which continued in service in Israel until the end of steam age in 1959.

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קטר בולדווין (Baldwin) 4-6-0 של הצבא הבריטי, מלחמת העולם הראשונה
قاطرة بالدوين (Baldwin) 4-6-0 التابعة للجيش البريطاني ، الحرب العالمية الأولى
A British army Baldwin 4-6-0 locomotive , World War I
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Comments:
Sign No. 19 in a series of signs placed on or around lighting poles, including the history of the old railway line to Jerusalem, along which its route extends the HaMesila (Railway) Park.

The sign is wrapped around the lighting pole, here are the other parts of the sign:
Side 2 Click for a larger image
Side 3 Click for a larger image

In the next picture taken that day you can see the old railway track that became a pedestrian track, a bike path next to it, and the sign that surrounds one of the lighting poles Click for a larger image




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