A small switcher of Perhutani (state-owned forestry corporation of Indonesia) of Cepu Forestry Heritage Railway with no identification number is seen here pushing a small flat car (possibly the ones coupled to steam engines that currently stored) and a passenger car (likely converted from flat car) arranged for tourist train , with the passengers enjoying their ride on both passenger car and the flat car. The forestry railway itself is using 1067mm gauge, and it was formerly connected to Indonesian Railways' Cepu station through a branch spur (abandoned sometimes in 1980s or 1990s due to declining number of shipment of logs with freight train).
For some undisclosed reason, the switcher itself is painted in the classical cream and dark green color of Indonesian Railways, when it was still known locally as PJKA (acronym of Perusahaan Jawatan Kereta Api). In fact, Perhutani for a period of time in 1970s did owned 2 steam locomotives formerly owned by Indonesian Railways.
Such a beautiful country. I tried to wander both ways on the road but got stopped in both directions before going very far. I really wanted to cross that bridge! I have never had a bucket list but am certainly contemplating starting one with Indonesia! Especially since I read today that they may be moving Jakarta to a new city in Borneo. I would want to get there before that happens.
An unidentified CC206 is seen here with loaded container train heading toward Surabaya in this March 2023 shot near Jambon station. Although there are numerous freight trains operated between Jakarta and Surabaya, but most of them are container trains.
Nice shots of that area. I have been to Vancouver and lived in Bellingham one year, but never made it out to Tswassen, except I think we may have taken the Nanaimo ferry from there once. Fun to explore.
A freight train with CC206 63 of Yogyakarta depot is seen here stopping at track #4 of Lemahabang station in this April 2023 shot, though I suspect this train is waiting for its turn to entering Cikarang Dry Port station (located between Cikarang and Lemahabang).
CC201 100 of Bandung depot is captured by Streetview camera on April 2023 with a local train bound for Cikarang. As this train shares same locomotive and passenger coach fleet with Greater Bandung Area and Garut local trains, it is no wonder why they had high utilization rate in a year. Even a number of trains are actually running straight between Cikarang and Garut (which takes 8 hours because it stops at almost all stations).
A pair of MoW equipments supplied by Chinese construction companies (one of them is a multiple tie tamper, which is allegedly based off the Plasser & Theurer-built) is captured by Streetview camera in this May 2023 shot around Padalarang station, where they participated in the further preparation for the opening of Jakarta-Bandung Hi-Speed Rail.
China Railways DF4B-7549 and a pair of brand new inspection DMU is photographed here inside the Tegalluar depot. It is not clear why the Streetview car was successfully entered the premises of Tegalluar depot, though it is still lucky enough.
A consist of flat car type N17AK (seen clearly in this post are #5065520 and #5065367) modified for carrying 500m continuous welded rails is waiting at the rail loading track. Currently the gantry cranes has been already dismantled, as the area has been turned into parking track for the hi-speed EMUs (KCIC400AF series).
Wow, that's going to be a nice model. I look forward to downloading it when it's completed. Your most recent motel has found a home on my route. Your Generic Motel reminds me of the establishments found along US 302 and NH Rt. 16 in the White Mountains. These places are dead in the spring but are busy from the summer through the winter for tourists vacationing, leaf peeping and skiing.