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  1. #76


    Another bump:

    This is the picture of Ngabean station (Yogyakarta) taken by myself in December 2014, although I was unable to took more picture of the whole station due to time limitations. But thankfully I was also able to took the rails of platform 1 of this station that still intact there:

    Because this station was formerly part of 1435mm lines owned by Nederlands-Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij (NIS) extending from Yogyakarta station to Sewugalur and Pundong, the space for laying track is wider than those on 1067mm lines of the same company, or even those owned by Staatsspoorwegen (SS) and other companies. Unfortunately the section of Yogyakarta to Sewugalur line past the Palbapang station (along with the whole section between Ngabean and Pundong) was forcibly dismantled by Imperial Japanese Army between 1942 and 1943 as part of plan for building wartime railway line between Muaro station (West Sumatra province) and Pekanbaru station (Riau province), as well as the Burma Railway from Nong Pladuk station (Thailand) to Thanbyuzayat station (Myanmar), and the Bayah Line that branches off from Saketi station of Labuan Line in the current Banten province. In addition, the remaining section between Yogyakarta and Palbapang was also forcibly regauged to 1067mm for wartime operations (which ironically solved the break-of-gauge problem), allowing locomotives and rolling stocks of former SS and other private railway companies in the Java to running on the former 1435mm lines of NIS without using dual-gauge tracks.
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  2. #77


    Bump again:

    While the video above here seems to have no relations with the railways in Indonesia, actually it does. Yes, the Wabco AA-2 airhorn in the above video is used by Indonesian Railways as the standard type for airhorn used by GE-built diesel locomotives, particularly the BB203 (U18A1A), CC201 (U18C), CC203 (U20C) and CC204 (first 7 units: C18MMi, later units: C20EMP). However, there is a unique fact: CC201 and BB203 locomotives owned by South Sumatra and Lampung divisions are having their airhorn replaced with the single-chime Wabco A-2( which is the default type of airhorn used by EMD-built CC202 (G26MC-2U) and CC205 (GT38ACe)) sometimes between 2002 and 2010. With the reallocation of some CC201 locomotives and the remaining 5 BB203 locomotives*1 from both divisions to other divisions of Indonesian Railways, though 2 out of 6 units reallocated to Java sometimes in 2012 were returned to the default Wabco AA-2 airhorn, which are CC201 130R (2010-style number: CC201 83 49)*2 and CC201 135R (2010-style: CC201 83 54)*3. On the other hand, some of CC201 locomotives reallocated from Java to South Sumatra and Lampung divisions between had their default Wabco AA-2 exchanged to the Wabco A-2 to match with other units, though some of them were not exchanged for some reasons.


    Additional information

    *1. Originally there were 59 BB203 locomotives purchased by Indonesian Railways when it was still known as "Perusahaan Jawatan Kereta Api" or PJKA, but 52 of them were modified into CC201 locomotives by adding traction motors to the non-powered center axle of each bogies. Although theoritically 7 BB203 locomotives would be remained intact, but in fact only 5 units remained in operation as of February 2021, with BB203 01 was presumed to be written off due to head-on collision in 1990s, and BB203 03 was presumed to be written off in 1980s or 1990s without clear reason.
    *2. CC201 130R was written off on April 2018 after collided with an empty truck at a grade crossing with no warning lights and gates in East Java. Currently the remains of CC201 130R is still stored inside Yogyakarta Locomotive Workshops.
    *3. CC201 135R was already reallocated from South Sumatra division for the first time when it became one of the locomotive involved in the collision at Gubug station on April 15th, 2006. This locomotive would later returned back to South Sumatra division in 2007, only to be sent to Java once again in 2012. This locomotive is currently allocated to Jember Locomotive Depot.
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  3. #78


    Video courtesy: NormProbably

    Just got information that the first 5 units of 3rd batch of Indonesian Railways' EMD GT38ACe (CC205 series) has been delivered from Progress Rail's Muncie factory for shipping to Indonesia, with NS ES44AC #8076 seen in the video hauled the consist of flatcars loaded with the 5 GT38ACe units. The 5 units are part of 36 additional units ordered by Indonesian Railways for strengthening the fleet of freight locomotives for handling coal trains in the South Sumatra and Lampung divisions, with the total amount of GT38ACe locomotives would became 91 units when all of locomotives are safely delivered to Indonesia.
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  4. #79


    [Latest News from Indonesia]

    The February 10th, 2021 timetable revision of Indonesian Railways saw the introduction of EMU on the Yogyakarta - Solo Balapan corridor, technically replacing the DMU-based Prambanan Express service on the same corridor that already runs for about 27 years since its introduction in 1994. However, Prambanan Express at this time will stay to exist for a while, as it would continuously serving the Yogyakarta - Kutoarjo corridor.
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  5. #80


    (original video by rajaampattravel)

    This is the video of former 205 series EMU of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) operated in the newly electrified Yogyakarta - Solo Balapan corridor, having the traditional batik stripes applied on both front and side of the train. The trainset here is former Musashino Line KeYo M22 trainset, originally planned for running in the Jakarta Division of Indonesian Railways but quickly shifted to Yogyakarta Division due to most of the INKA-built i9000 series EMUs are still undergoing refurbishment after experiencing troubles when operated in Jakarta Division. The application of batik stripes to this trainset is the first for ex-Japan EMUs in Indonesia, although most of Japanese railfans questioned the reason for applying batik stripes there (they argued that "standard color is already enough").
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  6. #81


    This video was created by one of senior railfan in Indonesia with the intention for explaining the history of overnight trains in Indonesia, from the days when "Nacht-Expres" began to serve the Batavia (current name: Jakarta) - Soerabaja in mid-1930s to the present day, although sleeper trains no longer exist from 1990s due to social reasons in Indonesia (while overnight trains are still present in Indonesia, all of them are using ordinary seat coaches). In the video we could see historical footages and photographs, and even two units of former SAGL-9000 series sleeper coaches are still exists up to this day, although it has been modified into special coaches that could be reserved by public.

    While sleeper trains were temporarily disappeared from Indonesia due to World War II, the Independence War and several political unrests, Indonesian Railways (at that time it ran under the name "Djawatan Kereta Api" or DKA) attempted to revive overnight train from Jakarta to Surabaya in 1961 by deploying coaches of former "Nacht-Expres" inherited from Staatsspoorwegen (SS) on the newly-operated "Bintang Fadjar" and "Bintang Sendja" express trains. But ticket price for both trains deemed to be too high for Indonesians, which caused both trains to suffer low ridership (DKA later added seat coaches to improve ridership on both trains). Unfortunately both trains enjoyed only a brief success, because they were later replaced by the famous "Bima" overnight train, using brand new steel-bodied coaches manufactured by VEB Waggonbau Görlitz in East Germany, which comprised the following types of coaches:

    1. DPW-9000 (Power generator, later reclassified as BP-67700 in 1986)
    2. SAGW-9000 (1st class sleeper, later reclassified as KT-67700 in 1986)
    3. SBGW-9000 (2nd class sleeper, later reclassified as KT-67700 in 1986)
    4. FW/AC-9000 (dining car, later reclassified as KM1-67700 in 1986)

    As the time progresses, however, Bima was downgraded into an ordinary train with mixture of sleeper and seat coaches in 1986, and finally lost its sleeper coaches after rationalization of passenger trains done by Perusahaan Umum Kereta Api (or Perumka, the later form of Indonesian Railways in 1990s). The end of sleeper train in Indonesia was the early 2000s, when Senja Utama Solo was downgraded into overnight train with seat coaches only, as social problems became the reason for discontinuation of sleeper coaches in Indonesia. Although the current PT Kereta Api Indonesia launched the "brand new" sleeper coaches based on stainless steel-bodied coaches procured in 2018 and 2019, it is essentially an ordinary seat coach equipped with specially-designed seats that could be converted into simple bed, which was thought to be an adoption of airplane's first class seats in passenger coaches.
    Last edited by aryadwi_ef641030; February 17th, 2021 at 09:31 AM.
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  7. #82


    Bump again:

    This video was created by the same author of the video in the previous reply, and this video covers the history of Lampegan tunnel, located on the Manggarai - Bogor - Padalarang line. And of course Mr. Daveric's favourite things like Sukabumi station and SS1400 (D14) locomotives were also featured in this video.
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  8. #83



    --- Original picture by TeguhGus ---

    This is the photo of CC201 series locomotive #CC201 69, which has been repainted into the classic color of Indonesian Railways when it was still known as PJKA (Perusahaan Jawatan Kereta Api) as part of the plan for introducing retro color schemes in the current day. Although there are some differences if compared with the same locomotive in original condition, but the color (and logo) itself is still much better than most of those introduced by each depot on diesel-hydraulic locos back in 2010s.

    Additional photo that shows the side of CC201 69 is here:

    --- Original photo by Ahmad Syarif Hidayatullah ---
    Last edited by aryadwi_ef641030; February 23rd, 2021 at 06:35 AM. Reason: Added a new photo
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