[2008-09-30] Armored train from Doctor Zhivago
From somewhere I acquired an interest in war-trains. It began, I think, in a fascination with railway guns like the (in)famous Nazi Dora, and progressed from there to armored trains like those used extensively in the Russian civil war. I bought a great reference on armored trains by Stephen J. Zaloga, and it reminded me of the massive red behemoth from David Lean's famous filmic adaptation of Boris Pasternak's novel Dr. Zhivago. I remembered seeing the movie many years ago and being awed by Strelnikov's armored train, but I didn't remember it well enough to determine if its design had been closely based on any factual armored train (which it does not seem to have been). I looked around on the web and was surprised to find no available stills of the famous film's iconic train, so I enqueued the movie and took some myself. I post them here for the edification of others. I hope someday, perhaps, to model this train in LEGO.
last modified 2008-09-30