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Sign: Jerusalem - HaMesila Park - 1936 - Arab revolt in Palestine 2 (24)

HaRakevet Rd 17, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
בתקופת מאורעות תרצ"ו-תרצ"ט (1939-1936) הפכה הרכבת בכל רחבי הארץ ליעד מועדף להתקפות הפורעים, וגם הקו לירושלים סבל קשות מחבלות במסילה, ממוקשים ומירי על רכבות חולפות. על מנת לצמצם את החבלות ביטלו, הבריטים את הפעלת הקו בלילות וכן הציבו חיילים בנקודות שונות לאורך המסילה.

קטר קיטסון (Kitson) 2-8-4T שהתהפך בעקבות חבלה בקו לירושלים, במהלך מאורעות תרצ"ו-תרצ"ט (1936-1939).
اطرة كيتون (Kitson) 2-8-4T التي انقلبت بود الاعتداء عليها على خط القدس خلال أحداث 1936-1939
A Kitson 2-8-4T locomotive, which overturned after sabotage on the Jerusalem line, during the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt.


[צד 2]
[Side 2]
في فترة الأحداث (1936-1939) أصبح القطار في جميع أنحاء البلاد هدفا مفضلا لهجمات الثوار ، وعانی خط القدس كثيرا من الاعتداءات على خطوط السكة ، ومن الألغام إطلاق النار على القطارات المارة . وللحد من الهجمات العي البريطانيون الخط ليلا ووضعوا جنودا في نقاط مختلفة طول السكة .

תיקון פסי רכבת בעקבות חבלה תחת משמר צבאי בתקופת מאורעות תרצ"ו-תרצ"ט, 1936.
الشبليع مسكة حديدية بسبب تخریب تحت حراسة عسكرية خلال الثورة العربية عام 1936
Railway tracks repaired following sabotage, under military guard during the Arab Revolt, 1936.

חילוץ רכבת שנשמטה מהמסילה בעקבות חבלה בקטע שבין לוד לירושלים בתקופת מאורעות תרצ"ו-תרצ"ט, 5 בספטמבר 1938.
انقاذ قطار وقع عن السكة بسبب تخريب في المقطع بين اللد والقدس خلال الثورة العربيةر 5 ايلول 1938
Rescue of a train that was diverted from the track following sabotage on the Lydda-Jerusalem railway during the Arab Revolt, Sept. 5, 1938.

[צד 3]
[Side 3]
During the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt, trains throughout the country became targets; the tracks, to Jerusalem were also sabotaged and passing trains were fired on. To reduce sabotage, the British government eliminated the nighttime line’s operation and stationed soldiers at various points along the track.

קטר בולדווין (Baldwin) 4-6-2T, שנשמט מהמסילה באזור ערטוף (בית שמש) בעקבות חבלה וחמק בקושי מהידרדרות לתהום, תקופת המאורעות תרצ"ו-תרצ"ט (1936-1939).
قاطرة بالدوين (Baldwin) 4-6-2T, تسقط عن السكة في منطقة عروف ( بيت شيمش ) بسبب عملية تخريبية ، وتنجو من السقوط الى أسفل الوادي ، فترة الأحداث 1936-1939.
A Baldwin 4-6-2T locomotive derailed in the area of Artuf (Beit Shemesh), which barely avoided plunging down a cliff after the track was sabotaged during the 1936-1939 Arab Revolt.
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Sign No. 24 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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