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    Many of those sugarcane railway lines are performing street run, due to the fact that the field lines were constructed on the same right-of-way with public roads to save cost (especially those built in the Dutch East Indies period). And while most of them are currently employing diesel switchers, some of them are still employing steamers just like in the past days.

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    Just got another thing that could be posted here:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@-7.4741...7i16384!8i8192

    This is the photograph of fuel train that served Maos - Tegal corridor, seen here hauled by CC206 series locomotive #CC206 61 (2010-style: CC206 13 61) of Purwokerto locomotive depot. While most of tank cars used by that train were labeled as "specially used for Maos - Tegal fuel train", some of Surabaya-based tank cars used by Benteng - Malang Kota Lama fuel trains were also coupled there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aryadwi_ef641030 View Post
    While these small-sized switchers are actually powerful enough for hauling long consist of sugarcane-carrier cars, but at some sugar mills like Jatiroto they were sometimes deployed in a two-unit formation to haul longer trains.

    Speaking of the Madukismo Sugar Mill, it was actually the second one to be built on that site; the first one was Padokan Sugar Mill, constructed in the Dutch East Indies period but had to be burnt down by Indonesians in the revolution period between 1945 and 1949 to prevent it from being captured by Dutch military. The replacement of former Padokan Sugar Mill itself is the Madukismo Sugar Mill, which was constructed in order to restart the production of sugar and its byproducts in Yogyakarta region.

    And another shot:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@-8.1418...7i13312!8i6656

    This one is from Jatiroto Sugarcane Railway network, but this time it carries complete set of rails with its steel ties. Unfortunately it is not clear whether the rails are new or not.
    Wow thank you for the history. I really enjoy these posts because I learn so much not only about the history of the railways in various places, but also about the history of these places around the world. In many ways, things are similar, yet in others they are so different.

    It is amazing that these small shunters are so powerful in comparison to their size. There used to be a similar locomotive in the US called the Plymouth 30 ton switcher. These were found all around coal mines, various industries, and grain elevators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCitron View Post
    Wow thank you for the history. I really enjoy these posts because I learn so much not only about the history of the railways in various places, but also about the history of these places around the world. In many ways, things are similar, yet in others they are so different.

    It is amazing that these small shunters are so powerful in comparison to their size. There used to be a similar locomotive in the US called the Plymouth 30 ton switcher. These were found all around coal mines, various industries, and grain elevators.

    I have to say that this one is compact in size but good enough for performing switching duties

    And once again, another Indonesian shot:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@-8.0914...7i13312!8i6656

    This September 2015 Streetview photograph featured CC203 series locomotive (GE U20C) #CC203 36 (2010 style: CC203 01 06) enters Talun station in East Java with a relatively short passenger train (probably the local train "Penataran"). The rearmost green colored baggage car is actually modified from 2nd class coach that became surplus due to plans for abolishing 2nd class coaches from Indonesian Railways. However, its modification work was also made accelerated due to 2010 Petarukan Collision, where an express train slams into rear end of another train due to negligence of train driver to obey the signal, resulting in the introduction of "buffer car" intended for protecting passenger from both head-on and rear collisions (primarily it uses baggage cars, though some of seat coaches were also forcibly modified to became "buffer car"; this rule was later abolished sometimes between 2016 and 2017 due to financial reasons caused by bad effects from using "buffer car" in a slightly excessive way).
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    Can't tell what number it is, but an old locomotive in Hammonton, NJ. A caboose there too.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6629...7i13312!8i6656

    Also, NS 9872 at the same place.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6629...7i13312!8i6656

    Can't see the number on it, but it's an old locomotive at the same wye and it has no trucks, so it's just the shell with some of the engine still inside it.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6635...7i13312!8i6656

    Here's a better shot of the first one. It's CN 3519 next to another unidentified locomotive.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6635...7i13312!8i6656

    Some F units with some old passenger cars next to a 44 tonner and another caboose.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6639...7i13312!8i6656

    This is one of the most packed wye's I've ever seen!

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    I hope someone is starting a museum or a tour train! I would hate to see all that stock fall further to the ravages of time...
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    This belongs to the Southern Railroad of New Jersey and their headquarters is at Winslow Jct. There were once more tracks and lines there than we see today. If you take a look at the overhead view, you can see bridges going off to nowhere.

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    The lines once belonged to the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Norfolk Southern exchanges with them.
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    That's very interesting. They should restore those F units and those passenger cars and make use of those. There aren't very many F units left out there.



    Also, does anyone know how to add a signature to an account, I've been wanting to do that for awhile, but it won't let me in my settings and I can't figure out how to do that.

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    Went to my profile to get the steps, and darned if I could figure out how to edit signature. I know I've done it before. Also, I probably should be the nag: Have you registered your copy of Trainz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorfolkSouthern1036 View Post
    Also, does anyone know how to add a signature to an account, I've been wanting to do that for awhile, but it won't let me in my settings and I can't figure out how to do that.
    If you've already registered your copy of Trainz to N3V but still not displayed on your profile, it is better for you send a ticket to the Helpdesk. At least this could help you to solve this problem, as the internal system of this forum sometimes unable to update someone's profile correctly.
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    Anyway, let's get back to the topic:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@-3.2196...7i13312!8i6656

    A relatively short coal train led by one CC204 series locomotive (GE C20EMP) is seen here taking a stop at Serdang station in South Sumatra Province, where it stops just before the grade crossing located right beside the station building itself. Unfortunately the loco's number is not clear due to being mistaken as automobile license number by Google's system, though it is presumed that the one captured in that Streetview photograph was CC204 27 (2010-style number: CC204 11 07).

    As the grade crossing is the one operated using rotating handle (hand generator), the crossing gate had no warning sirens installed there.
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    Nice view of the trains and tracks!

    It looks like they use the Joint Rail track and ballast out there.
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    Decided to throw another Indonesian shot:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@-6.9204...7i16384!8i8192

    This June 2019 shot captured the all-3rd class express train "Tawang Jaya Premium" hauled by CC201 36 (2010-style: CC201 78 05) of Yogyakarta Locomotive Depot heading to Semarang Tawang station in the city of Semarang, with the coaches used by the train were part of "New Image Series passenger coach" built by PT INKA of Madiun for renewing the image of passenger coaches of Indonesian Railways. While most of the coaches used by that train were 2017-built coaches, the ones right behind the locomotive is the part of 2016-built early batch. The 5th car is dining car equipped with diesel engine and generator for supplying electricity to the whole train, with dining room and preparation counter is on the rear part of the dining car (on-board cooking practice was completely abolished about 8 years ago due to fire incident in dining car, causing Indonesian Railways to change its way for providing on-board meals from "directly cooked in the dining car" to "packed in plastic containers").

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    To differentiate Yogyakarta-based locomotives from those owned by other depots around Java, Yogyakarta Locomotive Depot staffs decided to apply wayang-themed sticker on the left side of locomotive's allocation letters.

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    The following locomotives were spotted in Kansas City:

    I can't see the numbers on these DPU's:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0876...7i13312!8i6656

    BNSF 6939, 675, and 7291 along with Santa Fe 686. 6939 looks like it caught fire.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0787...7i13312!8i6656

    BNSF 2031 and 2650.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0788...7i13312!8i6656

    BNSF 4830 also looks like it caught fire.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0789...7i13312!8i6656

    Some other locomotives.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0790...7i13312!8i6656

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    Way cool place!

    Go back in time to July 2011.

    https://goo.gl/maps/D2bpi6afjPN8Ac5o7

    All BNSF
    2158, 251, 261 (slug), 2177, 1775, 256, 257, 1710 plus another one or two behind that we can't see,

    Go down the road apiece towards the engine terminal in 2011 and we have:

    https://goo.gl/maps/tNdZGjaeH9QvmTJR7

    BNSF 675, 7291, ATSF 656, BNSF 6939, and up a bit towards where we were before above and we have BNSF 2031, 2650, and 4830.

    In the distance there's an old blue and yellow ATSF and some BNSF units, but I can't see the numbers.

    If you go back earlier, there's some KCS units there, but the resolution is too low to tell the numbers.
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