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Locomotives in Steam
(3'6" gauge)

THE WORLD'S OLDEST LOCOMOTIVES
IN SERVICE IN SCENIC
SOUTH EAST ASIA


Wheels of Fire
The islands of Java and Sumatra form the exotic backdrop for this outstanding assortment of rare locomotives featuring lumbering eight-coupled Mallet articulateds in the mountains, tiny steam trams in the streets of Surabaya, the last of their kind in the world, rack-and-pinion (cog) railways in the jungle, and a special treat for the British enthusiast, a former 2-4-0 express tender engine built by Sharp Stewart in Manchester in 1880. With the exception of 'Slamet' in the sugar plantations and the B25 rack engine at Ambarawa Museum, all these engines have succumbed to the scrapper's torch, even the few modern ones. This detailed study was made on professional 16mm film with natural sound, the only such record in existence.

No.
B12
B25
B50
B53
C27
C32
C51
CC10
CC50
DD52
D14
D52
E10
Type
0-4-0 tram
0-4-2RT
2-4-0
4-4-0
4-6-4T
2-6-2T
4-6-0
2-6-6-0T
2-6-6-0
2-8-8-0
2-8-2T
2-8-2
0-10-0RT

Date
1903
1903
1880
1912
1916
1940
1912
1905
1926
1924
1921
1950
1967

Maker
Beyer Peacock, Manchester, UK
Esslingen, Germany
Sharp Stewart, UK
Hartmann, Germany
SLM Winterthur, Switzerland
Nippon, Japan
Beyer Peacock
Werkspoor, Amsterdam, NL
Werkspoor
Hanomag, Hannover, Germany
Hanomag
Krupp, Essen, Germany
Nippon

(60cm gauge)
Slamet 0-8-0T 1930 Orenstein & Koppel, Germany  

Duration 41 minutes
Photographs: Gunther Oczko

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