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Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday 22 July Tegal to Bandungan via Cepiring Mill and the Ambarawa rack railway

Starting off from Tegal it took an hour to negotiate the first 5 kilometres of road works. No wonder the bus crews had to stop for refreshments.

We called at Cepiring Mill which has recently been reopened after being in mothballs for some time. We received a formal welcome with refreshments and were then able to photograph the twelve 600mm gauge locomotives that have been put on display there, including this Brookville.

From Cepiring we drove to Ambarawa which is home to the Indonesian Railways museum and the terminus of line that includes 11 kilometres of rack railway up to Bedono.

A number of the local boys hitched a ride on our special train.

This hill country features terraced rice fields and it marvellous to see the hydraulic systems that are used for irrigation.

1 comment:

  1. Hello John,

    You are getting some remarkable pictures, especially considering this is 2010.

    I particularly like the line-up of four steam locks at Pangka, but there are lots of others which are very interesting.