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  1. #91


    You're welcome!

    I remembered that SS already decided for electrifying their mainline network in Java Island when they realized that the electrification for Tandjoeng Priok - Meester Cornelis (Jatinegara) was a great success, which later evolved into the installation of overhead lines and substations between Manggarai and Buitenzorg (Bogor) for electrifying that section. However the plan was subsequently hold back (and disappears for some 40 to 50 years before it was revived in 1980s) due to The Great Malaise and later situations. As of 2021, the total length of electrified lines in Jakarta reached more than 400km (comprising those electrified in the days of Dutch East Indies and those electrified by Indonesians, including newly-opened LRT Jabodebek, LRT Jakarta and MRT Jakarta), with those outside Jakarta had emerged in Palembang (the Palembang Light Rail Line, opened in 2018 just before the 2018 Asian Games) and Yogyakarta (electrified operation between Solo Balapan and Yogyakarta commenced on February 28th, 2021). Even there is a plan for electrifying the railway line from Surabaya to Malang, which technically those electrification plans inherits the ones planned by SS in late 1920s (though light rail lines are electrified using 3rd rail).

    Of course year 2025 would be the 100th year after the birth of first electrified railway line in Indonesia, and I hope that the future of railway electrification in Indonesia would be always bright...
    "Prepare for the worst, even if the result is actually better than the expected"

  2. #92


    This video told the story of what many Indonesian railfans called as "wheel with wings logo" (written in Indonesian language as "logo roda sayap") that existed from the early days of railway history in the world, including its first emergence in Indonesia as the logo of former Staatsspoorwegen (SS) due to the influence from Dutch people. This logo was later revived as the official logo of Indonesian Railways when it was still known as Djawatan Kereta Api (DKA) in 1953. Originally there were 2 patterns of this revived logo: the standard version (which later revised and patented as the standard logo until 1988), and simplified version that only appeared in the DKA period. This photo shows CC200 series locomotive (ALCo-GE UM106T "Shovelnose") numbered CC200 15 that preserved using the standard version of this logo:

    (photo uploaded at Wikipedia by user "Saverailfansindo")

    The revised version of standard version of "wheel with wings logo" first appeared on BB200 series locomotive (EMD G8), due to the need for making the logo to fit with the hood unit-type carbody that is narrower than full-width carbody used by CC200, as in the following picture:

    (original photo taken by Mr. Malcolm W. Jones. The BB200 07 depicted in this picture is currently the only BB200 that is still active in this year, although it is now employed as switcher for Lahat Workshops in South Sumatra division of Indonesian Railways after being transferred to South Sumatra from Java in late 1970s)

    As the logo itself was basically just a "shrunked" version of the ones used by CC200, it was still depicted in slightly "boxy" design (like the ones used by CC200), causing this logo to be categorized as "early revised version"). On the other hand, German-built locomotives ordered on the same period like BB300 and D301 adorned a smoother version of the same logo like in this photo:

    (original photo taken by Mr. Malcolm W. Jones)

    The later revised version applied to German-built locomotives was later officially adopted by Indonesian Railways as the standardized version of "wheel with wings" logo and applied on most of locomotives owned by Indonesian Railways, though its usage on US-built locomotives were limited to BB202 (EMD G18U6, early 3 units numbered BB202 01 to BB202 03 were known as GL18U6 due to its lightweight frame), BB203 (GE U18A1A) and CC201 (GE U18C). In fact, earlier locomotives like BB200 and CC200 doesn't have their logo changed into the later version, and BB201 (EMD G12) even doesn't wearing the logo at all, before the corporate color of Indonesian Railways was completely changed in early 1990s.

    However, there are several diesel locomotives introduced by Indonesian Railways in the pre-1990s period who does wore the "DKA cream and green color" but having different logo (and even different design of its livery):

    1. BB204 (SLM HGm4/6) - the first batch units of this series adorned the "Wahana Daya Pertiwi" emblem plate under the side windows of driver cab, with the front and rear end part having no logo at all.
    2. BB303 (Henschel DHG1000BB) - early units were fitted with "Wahana Daya Pertiwi" emblem plate instead of "wheel with wings" logo. BB303 16 that was scrapped in late 1980s due to Bintaro Train Crash on October 19th, 1987 was one of the locomotive that was delivered in this condition.
    3. CC202 (EMD G26MC-2U) - 1st batch units had its livery following the same design used by 2nd batch CC201 locomotives, but with golden-colored "Wahana Daya Pertiwi" in place of the "wheel with wings" logo. 2nd batch units introduced in 1990 had possibility of having the same style when they entered into operation, though its truth is still unconfirmed as of today.
    4. CC201 (GE U18C) - this only applied to the first group of 3rd batch units delivered in early 1990s, where there are some locomotives already delivered from GE in the "DKA cream and green colored" but having no logo at all. It was temporarily having the then-newly introduced corporate logo of Indonesian Railways (after its change of identity in Indonesian language to "Perusahaan Umum Kereta Api" or Perumka) applied there, before the livery was completely changed into the also legendary "red and blue with white single stripe" color.
    5. BB305 (model type unknown) - because these locomotives were purchased by state-owned industry, they were introduced with the emblem of respective owners on the side body instead of the logo of Indonesian Railways.
    "Prepare for the worst, even if the result is actually better than the expected"

  3. #93
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    .. thankz ..

  4. #94


    You're welcome, Mr. Daveric!

    (of course the above video also includes photograph of the "wheel with wings" logo used in the days of SS).
    "Prepare for the worst, even if the result is actually better than the expected"

  5. #95


    (original photo by Asep Suherman of Indonesian Railway Preservation Society or IRPS)

    Few days ago saw the visit made by Mr. Didiek Hartantyo (the current CEO of Indonesian Railways (PT. Kereta Api Indonesia or KAI)) along with some of his staffs and the representative of railfans to Cikudapateuh logistic warehouse complex (located at the same location of former Bandung Workshops of Staatsspoorwegen), with their main intention was to taking a look at the last 2 units of 1925-built EMU deployed by Elektrische Staatsspoorwegen (ESS) for the opening of electrified railway in the Batavia (now known as Jakarta) stored for more than 40 years inside there. As KAI would celebrating the 100th birthday of railway electrification in Indonesia in 2025, they planned to make a cosmetical restore for the already-rusting away last 2 units of first-generation EMUs, which is part of attempt for reviving the importance of history of railway for the future generation.

    Luckily the last 2 units consists of a driving motor car with baggage room (MCDW) and a driving trailer car (VCW), though some years before the complete retirement of ESS-period EMUs the two units were possibly converted into a diesel-powered motor car (where the conversion itself was at that time not a big success). Because of its age, it is predicted that the restoration project would be very difficult and time-consuming, though I hope that it could be completed in year 2025.
    "Prepare for the worst, even if the result is actually better than the expected"

  6. #96
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    Auran, SA, Adelaide


    Glad to hear they will be preserved.

  7. #97


    Yeah, and many railfans in Indonesia are happy to hear this news, since the last 2 units are still left intact inside the warehouse complex (though in derelict condition).
    "Prepare for the worst, even if the result is actually better than the expected"

  8. #98



    (original photo by Adetiya D. Lesmana from this tweet: https://twitter.com/Adetia_Lesmana/s...18767950077952 )

    June 19th, 2021 saw the arrival of the first group of 3rd batch units of EMD GT38ACe (CC205 series) locomotives ordered by Indonesian Railways (PT. Kereta Api Indonesia) in late 2020, with the amount of locomotive of first shipment reaches 12 units. These locomotives were unloaded at Panjang sea port in Lampung province, then moved to Panjang station before eventually towed by another locomotive to Tanjung Karang locomotive depot. The 3rd batch units had several different details if compared to the older 1st and 2nd batch units, like the presence of air conditioner unit above the cab roof, shovel-shaped bumper and red-colored cast numberplate (pre-2010 style) with 2010-standard numbering, though the numbers are completely painted in grey color (compared to the 1st and 2nd batch, which had "CC" letters painted in black, and the numbers are in white color).

    Here is the article that covered the arrival of these brand new locomotives (in Indonesian language only):



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