A wood burning loco being refuelled by a group of, what appears to be, Eastern European servicemen. I was a loco spotter as a youth so I know this is definitely not a British loco but that is as far as my sketchy knowledge goes.
The back of this postally unused postcard offers no clues as the words POSTCARD, CORRESPONDENCE and ADDRESS are printed in English which suggests this is a British postcard.
Well I would have a guess at India for some reason. The servicemen look very British to me. Must be in the early 1900's though. Lovely looking Loco. I'm not into train spotting but it looks nice. Can the train be traced through its number?
its an early 20th century russian engine. I'm guessing because the guy on the far right looks like he's wearing a blouse type garment, not a british tunic. So I did some digging for russian loco's and found this
As a fellow steam enthusiast I've just spent the last two pleasurable hours looking click here The links takes one all over the world and, on the Finnish link, I learnt something. They have a picture of Lombard's tracked steam logger engine with skis! This was used to pull out felled timber which saved laying down rail tracks!
Lombard's track design was the forerunner to all later tracked vehicles and machines and was duly taken up by Caterpillar. TC.