5 Railway Tourism in Indonesia
The first railway line in Indonesia, built in 1864 by the Dutch. Train here is the ancient steam train, which is now the position is replaced by a steam train electric trains, along with the era modernization. After 148 years on, the remaining five old railroad steam locomotive to be where you are traveling. You can along this historic path using the old railway well cared for. Scenic railway you can enjoy in various parts of Indonesia.
Sawahlunto – Muara Kalaban (West Sumatra)
Here the steam locomotive was named “Mak Itam” locomotive formerly used to transport coal. This steam locomotive manufactured Esslingen (Germany) in 1966. Mak Itam pull a passenger train wooden walls, but open-concept as a tourist train in urban areas. Mak Itam operate twice a day. Special local tourists, the train only operates on Saturdays and Sundays. Meanwhile, foreign tourists can enjoy the journey with Mak Itam Monday through Friday. Mak Itam traveling with you will pass through the tunnel called Lubang Kalam.
Padang Panjang – Sawahlunto (West Sumatra)
Here comes a tourist train executives and business class. Along the way, you will pass through typical stunning panorama of Singkarak Lake of West Sumatra, including the famous beautiful. This train operates only on Sundays and national holidays. You can choose the hour of departure from the point of destination. This train departs from Sawahlunto at 11:00 & 12:40 pm, and from Muara Kalaban 11:50 am & 11:30 pm.
Depo Lokomotif Perhutani – Gubug Payung (Cepu, Central Java)
Trains made in Germany in 1928 this will take you through the expanse of teak forests hundreds of years old. Track made in 1915, but still well maintained and safe to pass. Throughout the 30 minute trip, your eyes will be pampered with a river, fields, and the famous Olean sugar mill. Not only domestic tourists who enjoy train travel, but also foreign tourists such as Europe, U.S., and Japan. If you are lucky, there will be a local art show to entertain you on the train.
The city of Padang – Pariaman PP (West Sumatra)
Here is still the old rail public transport. Therefore, the train is often full of people, and many hawkers are back and forth in it. Along the way you’ll pass several small stations like Duku, Obsolete Market, Tabing, Kayutanam, and Lubuk Alung. You can also directly visit Pariaman beach is located close to the station Pariaman.
Ambarawa Station – Railway Station Bedono (Central Java)
Tourist trains in Ambarawa is probably the most famous. Its existence is recognized as one of the most popular tourist train in the world. This steam train teak wood-fueled engine with a tight sound. What was unique in Ambarawa train is a jagged path. Made like that because the goal is Bedono Station, a position higher than Ambarawa Station. Nine miles to within 1.5 hours. Extraordinary exotic scenery, typical of mountain areas in Java. Rice fields, Plantations, even Merbabu you can see from a distance. Halfway to Bedono Station, you will stop at Jambu Station to transfer to the rear locomotive carriage. This is done so that the locomotive can push the train up to later arrive at the destination station.