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Traction Engine Hauling Timber

An incidental scene from the Anglo-Boer war, with wagons of timber moved by a steam engine

1900 1 mins


A number of early film cameras and operators were sent to South Africa to document progress of the Second Boer War for audiences back in Britain. This incidental scene of a steam engine hauling timber would seem unrelated if it wasn't for the off-duty troops passing by. It was listed in the film distributor's catalogue as "Transporting Supplies By Traction Engines".

Look out for the chap hitching a ride on his bicycle, and the two inquisitive boys warded off by a grumpy hauler.