Following routine, we visited the office and had a quick look in the mill yard. A steam locomotive was being prepared for a return visit of the steam group in a few days time.
|Firewood being placed in the tender|
|Kyosan Kogyo and Orenstein and Koppel locomotives|
We then hitched a ride on a locomotive taking empties to the fields and saw it commence its return to the mill. It was a very hot dusty day.
|Our train of empty loris|
|Meeting to discuss the record number of white men seen on a loco|
|Through the village. Cattle look on.|
|In the goat house|
|Sisworo in pursuit|
|Yes, there is an operating cane railway in there somewhere|
After lunch we returned to the mill and viewed the many steam hulks around the yard. Most disused steam in Indonesia can be found in loco sheds, but not here.
|A once proud Mallet|
|Cleaning the loco at the end of the shift|
|Security detail being mustered|
We then headed out to try and catch another field line train with moderate success. At the harvesting point, oxen were being used to haul the loris to the main line
|In the village|
|Last cane train of the trip|
Tomorrow I commence my journey home, travelling to the port of Banyuwangi to cross over to Bali by ferry and then onward to Denpasar. Thanks to Berd Seiler, John Raby, Scott Jesser, and all who helped to make this such an enjoyable trip.