The Railway Magazine

Lest we forget... The vital role of wartime railways

THIS year sees the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Railways played a crucial and differing role in each of the two major global conflicts of the 20th century.

Trench warfare was a prime strategy in the First World War, with narrow-gauge railways becoming one of the main methods for supplying the front line as horses and carts, and especially lorries, couldn’t negotiate the treacherous terrain.

As a solution to supplying

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