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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by JMBethpage
 
I've travelled quite a bit by RR on Java, here are some picts I took in the city of Cirebon recently. The track guage is 42", I see no mention of the Indonesian RR anywhere else in the forums, it's a very extensive system, anyone else with any experience riding it?

http://www.transitgallery.com/showpic.p ... 5&pid=9005

  by JMBethpage
 
Here are picts of the Cirebon Ekspres taken on Oct. 1, 2004 during my recent trip to Java. It runs 4 times a day between Jakarta and Cirebon along the north coast of Java, about 3 hrs. each way. These were taken in the Cirebon station.

http://www.transitgallery.com/data/fc49 ... p19689.jpg

  by David Benton
 
i havent been to Indonesia , or know much about the system .
The locomotive looks similar to one used here in New Zealand . i Think the model number is U21 c , an export model for narrow gauge .

  by Metalrailz
 
Prayers to all the families who lost loved ones after Mother Nature decided to trip out and cause this destructive Tsunami.
I watched the evening news and realized the force when they showed the tracks twisted like a pretzel.
  by PClark
 
The train destroyed by the Tsunami was in Sri Lanka (between Colombo and Galle) not in Indonesia.

  by David Benton
 
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c_i ... tID=900514

the scale of the tragedy now unfolding is massive . Yet to come is the disease and famine caused by it .

From a railroad point of view it may be the end of the line for many branchlines etc , the cost of rebuilding may be the final straw . However the massive human cost must be our first concern .

  by Metalrailz
 
The train destroyed by the Tsunami was in Sri Lanka (between Colombo and Galle) not in Indonesia

Apologies for any incorrect references