This morning we set out to PG Rejoagung which is within the city of Madiun. We found two locomotives on sugar transport and others in the cane yard.
|In the sugar loading area|
|At the sugar shed|
The pattern of working was similar to 2010 with German locomotives painted in traditional colours.
|Diema on empties|
An innovation has been the construction of two self-propelled winch vehicles which were found in the truck shop.
|Nice large Orenestein and Koppel in the roundhouse|
We then caught a minibus at the nearby bus station to Kanigoro, which was a fair walk from the bus stop.
A surprise here was that we found ourselves in the middle of a model shoot with two very attractive models and about 25 photographers. Needless to say we were photographed with them.
Here we were pleased to find a steam locomotive in use and another serviceable outside the loco shed.
|At work in the yard|
|Ready to go|
We then retraced our steps to the main road to catch a minibus to Pagottan. Here we were unable to gain entry because no office staff were in attendance.
|An attempted push start|
|Sunday afternoon entertainment for the kids - watching the cane trains|
At the end of the day we parted company with Aditya, our friend from Surabaya, who has to get home tomorrow. With his help we learned a lot about how to get ourselves around. Let’s hope we can manage without him tomorrow.
John Raby has also stared his 2012 visit. See his blog at http://www.users.waitrose.com/~jraby/javablog12.html