We left Probolinggo this morning and headed to Jatirito Mill. It is obvious that most of the development was part of a planned drainage and platation scheme in the early decades of the twentieth century. The tramline layout extends to over 280km of track and is laid out criss-cross in typical plantation fashion. There is a major irrigation channel that runs through the area which is crossed by several tramline bridges.
|On the way out to the fields|
At the mill, we saw many diesel locomotives, abandoned steam locomotives and line cars. The main line locomotives are mostly Hokiruki Juki dating from the mid-1970s. We saw an ash train and a sugar train as well as cane shunting and many locomotives returning to the shed after delivering empties in the morning.
|The mill's one Keio locomotive|
|Roomy diesel shop and running shed|
|Two of plenty Hokiruki Juki linecars|
|The steam shed|
|Cane haulage from the shunting yard|
|Amid old mill buildings|
|In the empty yard|
|This small loco appears to be new build|
|Schoema 02 transferred from Pajarakan|
Our efforts to locate field line trains met with very limited success. The promised cane train returning to the mill failed to materialise, but I did catch a pair of oxen going home along the tramway formation.