22 July 2008

Rob Dickinson's Tour 22 July 2008: Ambarawa - Bedono Rack Line


Rob Dickinson's Tour, Ambarawa 22 July 2008

Departure, Ambarawa Station

Jambu



Local children are more than welcome on Rob's tour, unlike most other charter tours on the rack line. The "local coach" was full of them.

It was a bit quiter, though, in the "international carriage".

Children were also outside the train, chasing it on their "lorry".


On the down trip from Bedono the brake rod of the engine snapped. Nothing really serious happened, some people even did not know that there was something wrong. The train eventually stopped after the hand brakes of the coaches were applied till the wheels smoked. But people who had gone off the train to take pictures had to walk down some distance to get back on the train again. My friend Bill Greer said they looked like Napoleon's army retreating from Russia. A few days later, however, it was already repaired.



More information:
http://www.users.waitrose.com/~jraby/blog1.html
http://www.users.waitrose.com/~jraby/blog.html http://www.internationalsteam.co.uk/tours/java2009.htm



Dalam perjalanan turun dari Bedono ke Ambarawa batang rem lokomotif patah. Tidak terjadi sesuatu yang serius, bahkan sebagian orang tidak asadar ada sesuatu yang tidak beres. Rangkaian kereta akhirnya berhenti setelah semua rem tangan di kereta penumpang diputar, sampai roda-roda berasap. Tapi orang-orang yang telah turun sebelumnya untuk mengambil foto terpaksa berjalan cukup jauh untuk naik kembali ke kereta. Teman saya Bill Greer mengatakan mereka mirip pasukan Napoleon yang kalah di Rusia. Tapi. beberapa hari kemudian kerusakan berhasil diperbaiki.

Informasi tambahan:

http://www.users.waitrose.com/~jraby/blog.html
http://www.users.waitrose.com/~jraby/blog1.html

5 comments:

kang Bas said...

...My friend Bill Greer said they looked like Napoleon's army retreating from Russia...

Hahaha, i think it's look like Indonesian army awaiting Dutch army passing in carriage..

Tjahjono Rahardjo said...

C1218's cylinder packing has been repaired, so has B2503's brake. They will run for a German group on 6 August 2008.

Tjahjono Rahardjo

Anonymous said...

Pak maturnuwun blog-nya kereen sekali..saya pecinta kereta api sejak kecil

salam dari Berlin
tia

Hello Cilik said...

pak..maturnuwun blog-nya ttg sejarah kereta api..saya pecinta kereta api..semoga tidak berkeberatan kalau blog Pak Tjahjono saya taruh di link-saya di Facebook..

salam dari Berlin
Arie Setyaningrum Pamungkas (tia)

Tjahjono Rahardjo said...

Sami-sami Mbak Tia. Sama sekali tidak keberatan, malah terimakasih sekali.

Tjahjono