The Railway Then
The Railway Now
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Steam locomotive at Padang Panjang on the Padang to Muaro line.
A brief history of the railway built by the Dutch between Padang and Muaro in west Sumatra for the extraction of coal and other resources.
Bangkinang POW Camp. Courtesy of geheugenvannederland.nl
Bangkinang was the site of two POW camps during WWII. Bangkinang is 50km from Pekanbaru.
C54 Class Locomotive as seen at Lipat Kain
Often forgotten about, the locomotives and rolling stock brought in by the Japanese to construct the railway. This included 20+ locomotives from all over Indonesia