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Not another mutilated morane, but nevertheless an interesting photo at:

Axis History Forum / The end of the Ottoman Empire 1908-1923/ Phönizischer Bäderexpress

http://forum.axishistory.com/files/phoenizischer_baederexpress_194.jpg

Must have been narrow gauche (1050 mm).



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I can't link directly to that site for some reason, but here's the pic:

Also, if you go here http://forum.backofbeyond.de/viewtopic.php?t=2717&view=previous&sid=24f35860c18a69dc23ee0131f844cbc6 you'll find a couple of pleasing oddities: an Italian Flying Hotel and, from the East African Campaign, The Art of Camouflaging a Donkey to Look Like a Zebra . . .

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From the Cross and Cockade Journal, Vol. 11, #2 Summer 1970 issue, page 157, almost the same photo with a caption that reads:
"The famous Mercedes engined, air powered railway flat car of Fliegerabteilung 304b, with a load of airmen aboard. Lawrence Smith rode on this same flat car on several of his trips into Haifa while he was prisoner of Fl.Abt.304b"
Remarkably, the picture on the magazine depicts the same scene and same people just moments before, much like two frames of a movie reel, and thus proving that the flat car indeed moved from one shot to another.
About the Caproni "Flying Hotel" it was an impressive feat of engineering... doomed to failure. It's easy to realize nowadays, but this flying boat was built right after WW1 when the concept of the luxury ocean liners was what defined high class travels. It makes you remind of all those St. Chammond tanks, but winged.


-- Edited by d_fernetti at 22:02, 2007-10-05

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