pacific - line Ammann-Qatrana, Jordan
Hartmann locomotive N°262 makes a short stop at the Bosra station. The building looks like a French rural station. Syria was under a French mandate until 1946.
031-805 is leaving the Kanawat station in Damascus with a short passenger train to Serghaya
The locomotive 031-805 has been built in 1894 in Switzerland by the SLM. It is an ex rack engine that was used in Lebanon. This part of the line is unfortunately no more existing.
This is the Syrian version of the Galloping Goose ! From the informations that I could collect, it appears that this vehicle is based on a 1936 Ford truck. It was still in service in the year 2000... (more)
The line between Serghaya and Damascus is very scenic. It runs through a beautiful gorge section into the the Anti-Lebanon mountains.
The line between Dera'a and Damascus is quite flat and boring. Only a few bridges allow to make some good shots.
The steam locomotive N°262 is a 2-8-2 built by Hartmann in Germany in 1918. The mixed passenger train is ready to leave the Dera'a station for Damascus.
The Syrian steam engine N°66 is a 2-6-0 tender locomotive with an additional tender. It has been built by Jung in Germany in 1907. It is seen here shunting a short freight train in the Dera'a yard... (more)
Pacific N°82 is catching the evening sun as she returns to Amman with a local passenger train.
The locomotive N°82 has initially been built by Nippon Sharyo in Japan for the Royal Siam Railways in 1953. It has never been delivered to this country and it came to the Hedjaz Railway in 1959.
There are many such bridges on the Hedjaz railway. Some of them have been destroyed by Lawrence of Arabia ! This one is located north of Amman somewhere in the desert.
A local passenger train is leaving Amman behind the Japanese Pacific N°82.
Steam in the desert. N°51 is returning to Amman with its passenger train.